GolfSpy is Android spyware deployed by the group Bouncing Golf.[1]

ID: S0421
Platforms: Android
Version: 1.0
Created: 27 January 2020
Last Modified: 26 March 2020

Techniques Used

Domain ID Name Use
Mobile T1532 Archive Collected Data

GolfSpy encrypts data using a simple XOR operation with a pre-configured key prior to exfiltration.[1]

Mobile T1429 Audio Capture

GolfSpy can record audio and phone calls.[1]

Mobile T1414 Clipboard Data

GolfSpy can obtain clipboard contents.[1]

Mobile T1533 Data from Local System

GolfSpy can collect local accounts on the device, pictures, bookmarks/histories of the default browser, and files stored on the SD card. GolfSpy can list image, audio, video, and other files stored on the device. GolfSpy can copy arbitrary files from the device.[1]

Mobile T1624 .001 Event Triggered Execution: Broadcast Receivers

GolfSpy registers for the USER_PRESENT broadcast intent and uses it as a trigger to take photos with the front-facing camera.[1]

Mobile T1646 Exfiltration Over C2 Channel

GolfSpy exfiltrates data using HTTP POST requests.[1]

Mobile T1630 .002 Indicator Removal on Host: File Deletion

GolfSpy can delete arbitrary files on the device.[1]

Mobile T1430 Location Tracking

GolfSpy can track the device’s location.[1]

Mobile T1406 Obfuscated Files or Information

GolfSpy encodes its configurations using a customized algorithm.[1]

Mobile T1424 Process Discovery

GolfSpy can obtain a list of running processes.[1]

Mobile T1636 .002 Protected User Data: Call Log

GolfSpy can obtain the device’s call log.[1]

.003 Protected User Data: Contact List

GolfSpy can obtain the device’s contact list.[1]

.004 Protected User Data: SMS Messages

GolfSpy can collect SMS messages.[1]

Mobile T1513 Screen Capture

GolfSpy can take screenshots.[1]

Mobile T1418 Software Discovery

GolfSpy can obtain a list of installed applications.[1]

Mobile T1426 System Information Discovery

GolfSpy can obtain the device’s battery level, network operator, connection information, sensor information, and information about the device’s storage and memory.[1]

Mobile T1512 Video Capture

GolfSpy can record video.[1]

Groups That Use This Software

ID Name References
G0097 Bouncing Golf