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Category: Malware

Type: Trojan

Platform: Android

Aliases: Trojan:Android/FakeBattScar, Trojan:Android/FakeBattScar.A


Trojan:Android/FakeBattScar silently forwards information about the device to a remote location.


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Technical Details

This trojan masquerades as Android Battery Doctor, an application that claims to help user improve a device's battery performance.

Upon execution, it displays a visual of the device.s battery while secretly connecting to a remote website, from which it tries to advertisements to display on the device; at the same time, it forwards the following information from the device to the same server:

  • Device model and manufacturer
  • Device location
  • Package name
  • International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number
  • OS version
  • SDK version
  • Browser version
  • Network operator

This malware is discussed in further detail in: Q4 2011 Mobile Threat Report (PDF).