Threat Description

Trojan-Spy: ​W32/FinSpy.A


Category: Malware
Type: Trojan-Spy
Platform: W32, Android, SymbOS, iOS
Aliases: FinSpy, Trojan-Spy:​W32/FinSpy, Trojan-Spy:Android/FinSpy, Monitoring-Tool:Android/FinSpy, Trojan-Spy:​iPhoneOS/FinSpy, Trojan-Spy:​SymbOS/FinSpy, Trojan-Spy:​WinCE/FinSpy


Trojan-Spy:W32/FinSpy.A is a component of a commercial surveillance product that monitors user activity. Variants of FinSpy also exist on other platforms.


Automatic action - PC

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

Automatic action - mobile

F-Secure's Mobile Security product blocks installation of this program with default settings.


If you have been infected by FinSpy, Privacy International would like to hear from you. For more information, please see:

Suspect A False Alarm?

If you suspect a file has been incorrectly identified as malicious, (that is, it is a False Alarm or a False Positive), please first ensure your F-Secure security program is up-to-date with the latest detection database updates, then rescan the suspect file.

If you continue to suspect a False Alarm, you may submit a sample of the suspect file to our Security Labs for further analysis via the Sample Analysis System (SAS).

Technical Details

Trojan-Spy:W32/FinSpy is a component of the surveillance product FinFisher, a commercial trojan manufactured and sold by a UK-based company called Gamma International. This trojan has reportedly been used against citizens in Egypt, Bahrain and Turkmenistan, as well as other locations.

Once FinSpy has infected a computer, it can be used to remotely monitor the system, including taking screen shots, recording keyboard strokes and intercepting Skype communications. It is also reportedly able to track mobile devices and monitor activities, including messaging and calls, made on the affected devices.

Description Created: 2012-08-03 10:40:00.0

Description Last Modified: 2012-09-04 13:40:00.0


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