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S0655 BusyGasper

BusyGasper is Android spyware that has been in use since May 2016. There have been less than 10 victims, all who appear to be located in Russia, that were all infected via physical access to the device.1

Item Value
ID S0655
Associated Names
Version 1.0
Created 01 October 2021
Last Modified 28 March 2023
Navigation Layer View In ATT&CK® Navigator

Techniques Used

Domain ID Name Use
mobile T1429 Audio Capture BusyGasper can record audio.1
mobile T1616 Call Control BusyGasper can open a hidden menu when a specific phone number is called from the infected device.1
mobile T1623 Command and Scripting Interpreter -
mobile T1623.001 Unix Shell BusyGasper can run shell commands.1
mobile T1645 Compromise Client Software Binary BusyGasper can abuse existing root access to copy components into the system partition.1
mobile T1533 Data from Local System BusyGasper can collect images stored on the device and browser history.1
mobile T1407 Download New Code at Runtime BusyGasper can download a payload or updates from either its C2 server or email attachments in the adversary’s inbox.1
mobile T1639 Exfiltration Over Alternative Protocol -
mobile T1639.001 Exfiltration Over Unencrypted Non-C2 Protocol BusyGasper can download text files with commands from an FTP server and exfiltrate data via email.1
mobile T1628 Hide Artifacts -
mobile T1628.001 Suppress Application Icon BusyGasper can hide its icon.1
mobile T1628.002 User Evasion BusyGasper can utilize the device’s sensors to determine when the device is in use and subsequently hide malicious activity. When active, it attempts to hide its malicious activity by turning the screen’s brightness as low as possible and muting the device.1
mobile T1417 Input Capture -
mobile T1417.001 Keylogging BusyGasper can collect every user screen tap and compare the input to a hardcoded list of coordinates to translate the input to a character.1
mobile T1430 Location Tracking BusyGasper can collect the device’s location information based on cellular network or GPS coordinates.1
mobile T1644 Out of Band Data BusyGasper can perform actions when one of two hardcoded magic SMS strings is received.1
mobile T1636 Protected User Data -
mobile T1636.004 SMS Messages BusyGasper can collect SMS messages.1
mobile T1513 Screen Capture BusyGasper can use its keylogger module to take screenshots of the area of the screen that the user tapped.1
mobile T1582 SMS Control BusyGasper can send an SMS message after the device boots, messages containing logs, messages to adversary-specified numbers with custom content, and can delete all SMS messages on the device.1
mobile T1409 Stored Application Data BusyGasper can collect data from messaging applications, including WhatsApp, Viber, and Facebook.1
mobile T1512 Video Capture BusyGasper can record from the device’s camera.1
mobile T1481 Web Service -
mobile T1481.002 Bidirectional Communication BusyGasper can be controlled via IRC using servers.1