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
Platforms: Android
Version: 1.1
Created: 25 October 2017
Last Modified: 11 December 2018

Techniques Used

Domain ID Name Use
Mobile T1433 Access Call Log

Adups transmitted call logs.[1]

Mobile T1432 Access Contact List

Adups transmitted contact lists.[1]

Mobile T1412 Capture SMS Messages

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

Mobile T1430 Location Tracking

Adups transmitted location information.[1]

Mobile T1474 Supply Chain Compromise

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