Trojan:Android/Pirates

Classification

Malware

Trojan

Android

Trojan:Android/Pirates, Trojan:Android/Pirates.A

Summary

Trojan:Android/Pirates silently subscribes the device to an SMS content provider and forwards device information to remote locations.

Removal

Automatic action

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Technical Details

Trojan:Android/Pirates targets users in mainland China and subscribes the device to a randomly chosen SMS content provider. In addition, the malware connects to a WAP page, adds a new APN setting from a Chinese service provider and forwards the following device information to multiple remote locations:

  • International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number
  • International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) number
  • Device model
  • SDK version
  • The device's user agent