Upon installation, Trojan:Android/BaseBridge.A prompts a fake message to the user prompting them to allow an 'update' to install.
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".
Once installed on the device, the trojan will run one or more of the following malicious services in the background:
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.