Adups is software that was pre-installed onto Android devices, including those made by BLU Products. The software was reportedly designed to help a Chinese phone manufacturer monitor user behavior, transferring sensitive data to a Chinese server. [1] [2]

ID: S0309
Version: 1.0
Created: 25 October 2017
Last Modified: 24 October 2022

Techniques Used

Domain ID Name Use
Mobile T1430 Location Tracking

Adups transmitted location information.[1]

Mobile T1636 .002 Protected User Data: Call Log

Adups transmitted call logs.[1]

.003 Protected User Data: Contact List

Adups transmitted contact lists.[1]

.004 Protected User Data: SMS Messages

Adups transmitted the full contents of text messages.[1]

Mobile T1474 .003 Supply Chain Compromise: Compromise Software Supply Chain

Adups was pre-installed on Android devices from some vendors.[1][2]