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Trojan:Android/PerkeSecuApp is a banking-trojan that monitors and intercepts cetain incoming SMS messages on the device.


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Technical Details

PerkeSecuApp.A is a banking trojan that steals confidential data that banks send to customers to validate an online transaction. It monitors incoming SMS messages, looking specifically for those originating from the bank and containing the mobile Transaction Authentication Number (mTAN). Banks typically relies on mTAN as the second part of a two-factor authentication method. This number is sent via an SMS message to the customers, and must be entered to proceed with a transaction.

PerkeSecuApp.A is just one part of the whole operation. It complements the computer-based component that compromises websites using code injection. When users visit compromised banking sites, they will be asked to provide their phone numbers in order to receive a so-called security application from the banks. Users will receive an SMS message containing a link to download the application. Once installed, PerkeSecuApp.A will display or perform a fake operation while silently intercepting SMS messages in the background.

Unlike Zitmo and other banking trojans, PerkeSecuApp.A does not forward the intercepted messages to a remote server or to a URL link but sends out plain SMS messages to a specific number instead.

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