‘Domestic Kitten’ Mobile Spyware Campaign Aims at Iranian Targets

Spreading via fake Android apps, the malware lifts a range of sensitive information from victims’ devices.

A mobile spyware campaign against mainly Iranian citizens has been spotted – with evidence that the Iranian government might be involved.

The operation is dubbed Domestic Kitten by Check Point researchers — “kitten” to follow common APT nomenclature for Iranian groups and “domestic” because they believe the group is affiliated with the Iranian government, targeting Iranian citizens. The campaign mainly targets ISIS supporters and members of the Kurdish ethnic group residing with Iran — two groups that Tehran regards as hostile to its interests.

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Source: ThreatPost