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SoNot SoSafe: Android malware disguises itself as secure messaging app

16
Nov
2021
SoNot SoSafe: Android malware disguises itself as secure messaging app

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If you haven’t heard of SoSafe Chat, you will now.

This Android app, purported as a secure messaging application that uses end-to-end encryption, is the latest ruse cybercriminals put upon smartphone users, particularly those based in India, to infect their devices with GravityRAT, a piece of malicious software that is known to spy on people and steal their data.

According to Cyble Research Labs, the latest version of GravityRAT can now track locations of its targets, exfiltrate cellular network data, and record audio. Below is the complete list of GravityRAT’s malicious behavior:

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