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Sophisticated Android Spyware Attack Spreads via Google Play

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Apr
2020
Sophisticated Android Spyware Attack Spreads via Google Play

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A sophisticated, ongoing espionage campaign aimed at Android users in Asia is likely the work of the OceanLotus advanced persistent threat (APT) actor, researchers said this week.

Dubbed PhantomLance by Kaspersky, the campaign is centered around a complex spyware that’s distributed via dozens of apps within the Google Play official market, as well as other outlets like the third-party marketplace known as APKpure.

The effort, though first spotted last year, stretches back to at least 2016, according to findings released at the [email protected] virtual security conference on Tuesday.

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