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T1636.002 Call Log

Adversaries may utilize standard operating system APIs to gather call log data. On Android, this can be accomplished using the Call Log Content Provider. iOS provides no standard API to access the call log.

If the device has been jailbroken or rooted, an adversary may be able to access the Call Log without the user’s knowledge or approval.

Item Value
ID T1636.002
Sub-techniques T1636.001, T1636.002, T1636.003, T1636.004
Tactics TA0035
Platforms Android, iOS
Version 1.1
Created 01 April 2022
Last Modified 16 March 2023

Procedure Examples

ID Name Description
S1061 AbstractEmu AbstractEmu can access device call logs.19
S0309 Adups Adups transmitted call logs.9
S0304 Android/Chuli.A Android/Chuli.A stole call logs.14
S0292 AndroRAT AndroRAT collects call logs.24
S0425 Corona Updates Corona Updates can collect the device’s call log.15
S0550 DoubleAgent DoubleAgent has accessed the call logs.11
S1054 Drinik Drinik can request the READ_CALL_LOG permission.6
S0320 DroidJack DroidJack captures call data.10
S0405 Exodus Exodus Two can exfiltrate the call log.20
S0182 FinFisher FinFisher accesses and exfiltrates the call log.8
S0551 GoldenEagle GoldenEagle has collected call logs.11
S0421 GolfSpy GolfSpy can obtain the device’s call log.1
S0544 HenBox HenBox has collected all outgoing phone numbers that start with “86”.3
S0463 INSOMNIA INSOMNIA can retrieve the call history.13
S0407 Monokle Monokle can retrieve call history.18
S0399 Pallas Pallas accesses and exfiltrates the call log.8
S0316 Pegasus for Android Pegasus for Android accesses call logs.5
S0289 Pegasus for iOS Pegasus for iOS captures call logs.4
S0539 Red Alert 2.0 Red Alert 2.0 can collect the device’s call log.21
S0549 SilkBean SilkBean can access call logs.11
S0324 SpyDealer SpyDealer harvests phone call history from victims.2
S0328 Stealth Mango Stealth Mango uploads call logs.23
S0329 Tangelo Tangelo contains functionality to gather call logs.23
S1069 TangleBot TangleBot can request permission to view call logs.17
S0558 Tiktok Pro Tiktok Pro can collect the device’s call logs.22
S0418 ViceLeaker ViceLeaker can collect the device’s call log.7
S0506 ViperRAT ViperRAT can collect the device’s call log.12
S0489 WolfRAT WolfRAT can collect the device’s call log.16


ID Mitigation Description
M1011 User Guidance Call Log access an uncommonly needed permission, so users should be instructedto use extra scrutiny when granting access to their call logs.


ID Data Source Data Component
DS0041 Application Vetting Permissions Requests
DS0042 User Interface System Settings


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