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Google Says ISPs Helped Attackers Infect Targeted Smartphones with Hermit Spyware

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Jun
2022
Google Says ISPs Helped Attackers Infect Targeted Smartphones with Hermit Spyware

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A week after it emerged that a sophisticated mobile spyware dubbed Hermit was used by the government of Kazakhstan within its borders, Google said it has notified Android users of infected devices.

Additionally, necessary changes have been implemented in Google Play Protect — Android’s built-in malware defense service — to protect all users, Benoit Sevens and Clement Lecigne of Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG) said in a Thursday report.

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