Trojan:Android/Saiva

Classification

Malware

Trojan

Android

Trojan:Android/Saiva, Trojan:Android/Saiva.A

Summary

Trojan:Android/Saiva silently sends an SMS message to a specified phone number.

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Technical Details

Trojan:Android/Saiva was discovered around Valentine.s Day in 2011 and is another malware that derives profit from SMS-sending activities.

Upon execution, it displays a fake progress bar and pretends to be performing a download; however it silently sends out SMS messages containing the text "rb9816" to a specified phone number.

It then displays a notification message in Russian for a supposed system failure. When translated to English, the message is as follows:

  • "Unfortunately there was a system failure. Restart the application again and you would find out the name of the person sending you the Valentine"

More

This malware is discussed in further detail in: Q1 2012 Mobile Threat Report (PDF).