Threat Encyclopedia

ANDROIDOS_GHOSTCTRL.OPS

Publish date: September 13, 2017

PLATFORM:

Android

OVERALL RISK RATING:
DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
REPORTED INFECTION:
INFORMATION EXPOSURE:

  • Threat Type:Backdoor

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted:

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

This malware masquerades as popular apps like MMS, whatsapp, and Pokemon Go. It is capable of hijacking a phone and is capable of many actions including calling a number or sending an SMS indicated by an attacker, upload files into a C&C server, and steal information.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.850

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.850

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as ANDROIDOS_GHOSTCTRL.OPS. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.


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