Google details commercial spyware that targets both Android and iOS devices


An enterprise-grade malware strain that targets users of Android and iOS mobile devices has been alerted by Google. A separate government- and enterprise-grade iOS and Android spyware variant is currently in circulation, according to Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG) experts Benoit Sevens and Clement Lecigne and Project Zero.

In Kazakhstan and Italy, victims have been found. According to Lookout’s investigation, which was released on June 16, the spyware is distributed through nefarious SMS messages.After permitting the installation of mobile apps from unknown sources, the Android sample demands a victim to download an.APK. The malware exploited Firebase as a component of its command-and-control (C2) infrastructure and pretended to be a Samsung programme. Read More…