Threat Description

Trojan: Android/Cynos.A


Category: Malware
Type: Trojan
Platform: Android
Aliases: Trojan:Android/Cynos, Cynos


Trojan:Android/Cynos.A is distributed in repackaged versions of adult content apps and silently harvests and forwards sensitive details from the device.


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

Technical Details

Trojan:Android/Cynos is a component embedded in repackaged versions of various adult content applications that silently collects information from the device, such as its International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number and International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) number. It also has the capacity to collect phone numbers. These details are forwarded to a remote server.

The name Cynos is a reference to the name of the SDK, 'cynosSDK'.


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