Trojan:Android/GGTracker.A

Classification

Malware

Trojan

Android

Trojan:Android/GGTracker.A, Trojan:Android/GGTracker.A, GGTracker GGTracker.A

Summary

Trojan:Android/GGTracker.A sends SMS messages to premium-rate numbers without the user's knowledge or consent; it also steals information from the infected device.

Removal

Automatic action

Once the scan is complete, the F-Secure security product will ask if you want to uninstall the file, move it to the quarantine or keep it installed on your device.

Manual removal

Trojan:Android/GGTracker.A 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

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Technical Details

Distribution

Trojan:Android/GGTracker.A is distributed via a malicious website, where it is promoted as (fake) applications, using the following APK names:

  • t4t.power.management
  • com.space.sexypic

Permissions requested by 'com.space.sexypic' and 't4t.power.management', respectively

Social engineering tricks are used to convince the user to download and install the applications.

At the time of writing, the malicious distribution website and all remote sites contacted by the trojan are either offline or are blocked by our Browsing Protection.

Activity

On execution, the trojan performs the following activities:

  • Sends an SMS message to premium-rate phone numbers that subscribe the device to receive SMS-based services
  • Sends the infected device's phone number to the following URL in order to track the trojan's installations

    • hxxp://ggtrack.org/SM1c?device_id=[PHONE_NUMBER]&adv_sub=[PHONE_NUMBER]
  • Blocks SMS messages from the following numbers
    • 99735
    • 46621
    • 96512
    • 33335
    • 36397
    • 55991
    • 55999
    • 56255
    • 00033335
    • 00036397
  • Collects the following information and forwards it to a remote website:
    • Phone number
    • Carrier
    • SMS message content
    • SMS message sender
    • Application version
    • SDK version