Trojan:Android/BaseBridge.A

Classification

Malware

Trojan

Android

Trojan:Android/BaseBridge.A, BaseBridge, BaseBridge.A

Summary

Trojan:Android/BaseBridge.A forwards confidential details to a remote server.

Removal

Automatic action

Once the scan is complete, the F-Secure security product will ask if you want to uninstall the file, move it to the quarantine or keep it installed on your device.

Manual removal

Trojan:AndroidOS/Basebridge.A can be uninstalled with the following steps:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Applications
  3. Go to Manage Applications
  4. Select "com.android.battery"
  5. Press 'uninstall' and wait
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Technical Details

Upon installation, Trojan:Android/BaseBridge.A prompts a fake message to the user prompting them to allow an 'update' to install.

Installation

The trojan requests the following permissions:

The user must actively allow the update process to start. A restart on the device is required after the update.

Once restarted, this trojan is successfully installed under the name "com.android.battery".

Activity

Once installed on the device, the trojan will run one or more of the following malicious services in the background:

  • AdSmsService
  • BridgeProvider
  • PhoneService
  • ZlPhoneService
  • BaseBroadcastReceiver

These services and permissions granted to the trojan enable it to obtain the following information from the device:

  • Device information (Model, manufacturer etc)
  • International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI)
  • SMS content
  • Phone calls

This information is then forwarded to a remote server. Any fees incurred by this activity are charged to the user.

Other variant

  • Trojan:Android/BaseBridge.L

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