Trojan:Android/DroidKungFu.C

Threat description

Details

CATEGORYMalware
TYPETrojan
PLATFORMAndroid

Summary

Trojan:Android/DroidKungFu.C forwards confidential details to a remote server.



Removal

Automatic action

When detected during scanning, F-Secure SAFE will prompt you for a desired action. You may assess the detected file and choose to Uninstall, Quarantine or keep it installed on your device. More information about these options can be found at Help Center: Assess files detected during scanning.

Manual Removal

Monitoring-Tool:Android/DroidKungFu.C can be uninstalled by following the steps below:

  • Go toSettings
  • Go toApplications
  • Go toManage Applications
  • Select the application
  • Press "Clear data"
  • Press "Uninstall"
  • Select "OK" when asked for confirmation and wait

Technical Details

Trojan:Android/DroidKungFu.C are distributed on unauthorized Android app sites as trojanized versions of legitimate applications.

Installation

Prior to installation, this new variant of the DroidKungFu family requests the following permissions:

Activity

Once installed, DroidKungFu.C attempts to root the phone (gain control of the system) by using exploits, including RageAgainstTheCage. These exploits are stored in the malware package and encrypted with a key.

The trojan also attempts to collect the following information from the compromised device:

  • International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI)
  • Mobile device model
  • Network operator
  • Network type
  • Operating system (OS) APIs
  • OS type
  • Information stored in the Phone memory
  • Information stored in the SD card memory

The collected information is reported to remote command and control (C&C) servers at multiple locations:

  • http://[...]search.gongfu-android.com:8511/[...]search/
  • http://[...]search.zi18.com:8511/[...]search/
  • http://[...]search.zs169.com:8511/[...]search/
More

This trojan was discovered by researchers at the North Carolina State University. For additional information, see:

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