F-Secure Warns of Android Trojan Disguised as Greeting Card App
The malware sends the phone model and number, Android version, and IMEI number to a remote server.
F-Secure researchers are warning of a Trojan masquerading as a Chinese app designed to design pre-written greeting card messages.
"Dubbed AdBoo, the app seemingly lets users choose a message template (jokes, New Year wishes, and more), then asks them to choose the contact to whom it will be sent," writes Help Net Security's Zeljka Zorz. "But it doesn't actually send the message - a dialog box notifying them of a 'Sending Fail' pops up instead."
"In the background, the Trojan harvests information such as phone model and number, Android version and IMEI number and sends it to a remote server," Zorz writes.
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