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Backdoor.AndroidOS.Torec.a: First Tor-Based Trojan for Android

24
Feb
2014

Security researchers from Kaspersky say theyve identified the first Tor-based Android Trojan. The threat, dubbed Backdoor.AndroidOS.Torec.a, uses the anonymization network to hide its communications.

According to experts, Torec.a relies on Orbot, an open source Tor client for Android mobile devices.

Orbot functionality is leveraged to send commands from the CC server to the Trojan. The list of commands includes intercepting incoming SMSs, stealing incoming SMS…

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