SpyEye targets android devices with Spitmo.A
SonicWALL UTM Research team received reports of a new SpyEye banking Trojan variant targeting the android platform. This variant uses MitB(Man-in-the-Browser) techniques when visiting banking websites in order to direct the user to download an android application. The android application is professed to generate the authentication code required to login to the banking website but once installed, it intercepts and uploads your messages to a remote server in the background.
When the rogue application is downloaded and the installer is launched, it requests for the following permissions:
It performs the following activities when installed:
- Once installed, it does not show up on the devices list of installed applications but runs silently in the background as "System":
SonicWALL Gateway AntiVirus provides protection against this threat with the following signature: