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T1426 System Information Discovery

Adversaries may attempt to get detailed information about a device’s operating system and hardware, including versions, patches, and architecture. Adversaries may use the information from System Information Discovery during automated discovery to shape follow-on behaviors, including whether or not to fully infects the target and/or attempts specific actions.

On Android, much of this information is programmatically accessible to applications through the android.os.Build class. 1 iOS is much more restrictive with what information is visible to applications. Typically, applications will only be able to query the device model and which version of iOS it is running.

Item Value
ID T1426
Tactics TA0032
Platforms Android, iOS
Version 1.2
Created 25 October 2017
Last Modified 11 April 2022

Procedure Examples

ID Name Description
S1061 AbstractEmu AbstractEmu can collect device information such as manufacturer, model, version, serial number, and telephone number.36
S0525 Android/AdDisplay.Ashas Android/AdDisplay.Ashas can collect information about the device including device type, OS version, language, free storage space, battery status, device root, and if developer mode is enabled.42
S0304 Android/Chuli.A Android/Chuli.A gathered system information including phone number, OS version, phone model, and SDK version.7
S0310 ANDROIDOS_ANSERVER.A ANDROIDOS_ANSERVER.A gathers the device OS version, device build version, manufacturer, and model.22
S0422 Anubis Anubis can collect the device’s ID.26
S0540 Asacub Asacub can collect various pieces of device information, including device model and OS version.10
S0529 CarbonSteal CarbonSteal has gathered device metadata, including model, manufacturer, SD card size, disk usage, memory, CPU, and serial number.9
S0480 Cerberus Cerberus can collect device information, such as the default SMS app and device locale.2425
S0555 CHEMISTGAMES CHEMISTGAMES has fingerprinted devices to uniquely identify them.38
S0425 Corona Updates Corona Updates can collect various pieces of device information, including OS version, phone model, and manufacturer.15
S0505 Desert Scorpion Desert Scorpion can collect device metadata and can check if the device is rooted.39
S0550 DoubleAgent DoubleAgent has accessed common system information.9
S0420 Dvmap Dvmap checks the Android version to determine which system library to patch.17
S0507 eSurv eSurv’s iOS version can collect device information.29
S0478 EventBot EventBot can collect system information such as OS version, device vendor, and the type of screen lock that is active on the device.4
S0522 Exobot Exobot can obtain the device’s country and carrier name.16
S0509 FakeSpy FakeSpy can collect device information, including OS version and device model.28
S0577 FrozenCell FrozenCell has gathered the device manufacturer, model, and serial number.27
S0535 Golden Cup Golden Cup can collect various pieces of device information, such as serial number and product information.8
S0551 GoldenEagle GoldenEagle has checked for system root.9
S0421 GolfSpy GolfSpy can obtain the device’s battery level, network operator, connection information, sensor information, and information about the device’s storage and memory.6
S0536 GPlayed GPlayed can collect the device’s model, country, and Android version.30
S0406 Gustuff Gustuff gathers information about the device, including the default SMS application, if SafetyNet is enabled, the battery level, the operating system version, and if the malware has elevated permissions.32
S0544 HenBox HenBox can collect device information and can check if the device is running MIUI on a Xiaomi device.40
S0463 INSOMNIA INSOMNIA can collect the device’s name, serial number, iOS version, total disk space, and free disk space.37
S0288 KeyRaider Most KeyRaider samples search to find the Apple account’s username, password and device’s GUID in data being transferred.35
S0485 Mandrake Mandrake can access device configuration information and status, including Android version, battery level, device model, country, and SIM operator.12
S0407 Monokle Monokle queries the device for metadata such as make, model, and power levels.20
S0399 Pallas Pallas queries the device for metadata, such as device ID, OS version, and the number of cameras.11
S0289 Pegasus for iOS Pegasus for iOS monitors the victim for status and disables other access to the phone by other jailbreaking software.33
S0326 RedDrop RedDrop exfiltrates details of the victim device operating system and manufacturer.14
S0403 Riltok Riltok can query various details about the device, including phone number, country, mobile operator, model, root availability, and operating system version.2
S0411 Rotexy Rotexy collects information about the compromised device, including phone number, network operator, OS version, device model, and the device registration country.21
S0313 RuMMS RuMMS gathers device model and operating system version information and transmits it to a command and control server.18
S1062 S.O.V.A. S.O.V.A. can gather data about the device.31
S1056 TianySpy TianySpy can gather device UDIDs.34
S0558 Tiktok Pro Tiktok Pro can check the device’s battery status.19
S0427 TrickMo TrickMo can collect device information such as network operator, model, brand, and OS version.23
S0418 ViceLeaker ViceLeaker collects device information, including the device model and OS version.5
S0506 ViperRAT ViperRAT can collect system information, including brand, manufacturer, and serial number.13
G0112 Windshift Windshift has included system information enumeration in the malicious apps deployed as part of Operation BULL and Operation ROCK.43
S0318 XLoader for Android XLoader for Android collects the device’s Android ID and serial number.3
S0490 XLoader for iOS XLoader for iOS can obtain the device’s UDID, version number, and product number.3
S0311 YiSpecter YiSpecter has collected the device UUID.41


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