Trojan-Spy:SymbOS/FinSpy.A

Classification

Malware

Trojan-Spy

SymbOS

Trojan-Spy:SymbOS/FinSpy.A, Trojan-Spy:iOS/FinSpy.A, Trojan-Spy:WinCE/FinSpy.A, Monitoring-Tool:Android/FinSpy.C

Summary

FinSpy.A is a version of the FinFisher surveillance software; it is used to remotely monitor a device.

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Technical Details

FinSpy.A is the mobile version of the FinFisher surveillance software, a commercial trojan manufactured by the UK-based security company, Gamma International. This threat was released on multiple platforms: Android, iOS, Symbian, and Windows Mobile. It is used to remotely monitor a device, and is capable of performing these tasks:

  • Taking screenshots
  • Recording keyboard strokes
  • Intercepting Skype communications
  • Tracking a device's location
  • Monitoring SMS messages and phone calls