EFF: Thousands of People Have Secure Messaging Clients Infected By Spyware

An anonymous reader quotes the EFF:
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and mobile security company Lookout have uncovered a new malware espionage campaign infecting thousands of people in more than 20 countries. Hundreds of gigabytes of data has been stolen, primarily through mobile devices compromised by fake secure messaging clients. The trojanized apps, including Signal and WhatsApp, function like the legitimate apps and send and receive messages normally. However, the fake apps also allow the attackers to take photos, retrieve location information, capture audio, and more.

The threat, called Dark Caracal by EFF and Lookout researchers, may be a nation-state actor and appears to employ shared infrastructure which has been linked to other nation-state actors. In a new report, EFF and Lookout trace Dark Caracal to a building belonging to the Lebanese General Security Directorate in Beirut. “People in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Lebanon, and France have been hit by Dark


Original URL: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/8e9U6kBb248/eff-thousands-of-people-have-secure-messaging-clients-infected-by-spyware

Original article

Comments are closed.

Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Baskerville 2 by Anders Noren.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: