The Basebridge malware family acts as spyware, stealing sensitive data from the device owner to a remote location. The malware, which constituted 2 percent of the total Android malware threats, landing it in the No. 10 spot on Trend Micro's top Android malware family list, has been detected in Asia and is embedded in copies of popular mobile apps that can be downloaded from a third-party application store. Basebridge was designed to sniff the victim's SMS messages and send out text messages to premium-rate numbers. It also has functionality that can block data consumption monitoring by cellular service providers.