Threat Description

Trojan: Android/Cawitt.A

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Trojan
Platform: Android
Aliases: Trojan:Android/Cawitt.A

Summary


Cawitt.A operates silently in the background, gathering device information which it later forwards to a remote server.



Removal


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Technical Details


Once installed, Cawitt.A will not place a launcher icon in the application menu to prevent it from being noticed by the device owner. Its presence however, can be revealed with a quick look under 'Manage applications' in Settings.

Cawitt.A as listed on the device, and the permissions it requested.

Cawitt.A operates silently in the background, gathering device information which it later forwards to a remote server. Collected information include:

  • Device ID
  • International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number
  • Phone number
  • Bot ID
  • Modules

It also sends out premium-rate SMS messages from the device upon receiving command from the remote server.






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