AlienSpy RAT Resurfaces as JSocket

August 24, 2015

Even before a stunning revelation at Black Hat 20 days ago that spyware had been found on the phone of a dead Argentine prosecutor, the handlers of the AlienSpy remote access Trojan closed up shop, revamped and renamed the spyware, and moved operations to new domains, researchers at Fidelis said. 

In January, Alberto Nisman, an outspoken prosecutor who was scheduled to testify before Argentina’s legislature alleging a cover-up by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of Iran’s involvement of 1994 bombings in Buenos Aires, was found dead. His death was ruled a suicide, but evidence, according to published reports, does not support that conclusion.

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