Trojan:SymbOS/Monlater

Threat description

Details

CATEGORYMalware
TYPETrojan
PLATFORMSymbOS

Summary

Monlater is a trojan that detects AppServer.exe processes and uninstalls a package with certain UID from an infected device.



Removal

Automatic action

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Technical Details

Monlater.A contains a function that allows it to detect AppServer.exe processes and uninstall a package with UID 0x20042EB8 from an infected device. Similar functionality is also found in a later variant, Monlater.B, but uses a different file name and UID.

Upon further inspection, samples in the Monlater family show a lot of similarities with those from another family - Monsoon, which was discovered in early 2011. It is highly likely that Monsoon and Monlater connect to the same command and control (C&C) server. The same update channel may also have been used to push new versions of malware and hide the original ones to avoid detection.

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