Indicator Removal on Host

Adversaries may delete, alter, or hide generated artifacts on a device, including files, jailbreak status, or the malicious application itself. These actions may interfere with event collection, reporting, or other notifications used to detect intrusion activity. This may compromise the integrity of mobile security solutions by causing notable events or information to go unreported.

ID: T1630
Sub-techniques:  T1630.001, T1630.002, T1630.003
Tactic Type: Post-Adversary Device Access
Tactic: Defense Evasion
Platforms: Android, iOS
Version: 1.0
Created: 30 March 2022
Last Modified: 08 April 2022


ID Mitigation Description
M1002 Attestation

Attestation can detect unauthorized modifications to devices. Mobile security software can then use this information and take appropriate mitigation action.

M1001 Security Updates

Security updates typically provide patches for vulnerabilities that could be abused by malicious applications.

M1011 User Guidance

Inform users that device rooting or granting unnecessary access to the accessibility service presents security risks that could be taken advantage of without their knowledge.


Mobile security products can detect which applications can request device administrator permissions. Users can view applications with administrator access through the device settings, and may also notice if user data is inexplicably missing. Users can see a list of applications that can use accessibility services in the device settings. Application vetting services could look for use of APIs that could indicate the application is trying to hide activity.