Virus Profile: Android/Morder.A

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 1/28/2016
Date Added: 1/28/2016
Origin: Unknown
Length: N/A
Type: Trojan
Subtype: Spyware
DAT Required: N/A
Removal Instructions


Android/Morder.A use a command and control to execute malicious payloads such as record calls, take pictures with the devices camera, upload data from SD memory or leak contacts from the infected device.

Indication of Infection

Android/Morder.A posed as a PDF file reader or as an Image viewer for Android devices. After installation and execution the malware try to register itself as devices administrator to avoid elimination.

Methods of Infection

This app is not distributed in official app stores and user manually allowed the installation of it.

Virus Characteristics

Android/Morder.A is a Trojan/Spyware that is able to:
  • Track location
  • Leak contacts to C&C
  • Upload data from SD Card to C&C
  • Delete or download files in the infected device
  • Leak phone call history
  • Take pictures with the camera
  • Record audio and calls
  • Execute shell commands
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