Android spyware campaign spreads across the Middle East

A new campaign has been spotted making its way across the Middle East in an effort to steal device and communications data belonging to Android users.

According to new research published by Kaspersky on Wednesday, the campaign — dubbed ViceLeaker — has been active since May 2018.

“Dozens” of Android devices belonging to Israeli citizens were targeted in the earliest recorded attack outbreaks and analysis of an APK involved revealed a spyware program “designed to exfiltrate almost all accessible information,” the researchers say.

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Source: ZDNet