Android spyware strains linked to state-sponsored Confucius threat group

Two variants of Android spyware connected to pro-India, state-sponsored hacking campaigns have been discovered.

On Tuesday, cybersecurity firm Lookout said that two malware strains, dubbed Hornbill and SunBird, have been linked to Confucius, an advanced persistent threat (APT) group thought to be state-sponsored and to have pro-India ties.

First detected in 2013, Confucius has been linked to attacks against government entities in Southeast Asia, as well as targeted strikes against Pakistani military personnel, Indian election officials, and nuclear agencies.

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Source: ZDNet