Trojan:Android/Nickispy.A

Classification

Malware

Trojan

Android

Trojan:Android/Nickispy.A, Nickispy.A, Nickispy.C

Summary

Trojan:Android/Nickispy.A records activities activities on an infected device and forwards information to an external server without the user's knowledge or consent.

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/Nickispy.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

Installation

Prior to installation, Trojan:Android/Nickispy.A displays the following permission requests:

Screenshots 1 and 2: Permissions requested by Trojan:Android/Nickispy.A

Activity

Trojan:Android/Nickispy.A is activated upon start up of the mobile device. The trojan then starts one or more of the following services in the background:

  • GpsService
  • MainService
  • SocketService
  • XM_SmsListener
  • XM_CallListener
  • XM_CallRecordService

Screenshots 3 and 4: Services started by Trojan:Android/Nickispy.A

These services are able to monitor the following activities on the device:

  • Phone calls
  • SMS messages
  • GPS location information

The recorded information is saved to two folders the trojan creates on the phones SD card (if available); it is also forwarded to the following remote locations:

  • jin.[...].com
  • ann.[...].com

The trojan may also send an SMS message containing the phone's International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number to the following number:

  • 15859268161
  • Trojan:Android/Nickispy.C

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