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Chinese APT Actors Target WeChat Users

03
Oct
2023
Chinese APT Actors Target WeChat Users

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Security researchers linked a surveillance toolkit called LightSpy to Chinese cyberespionage group APT41. The group used spam messages to convince users download a malicious WeChat application from third-party app stores.

Security researchers at ThreatFabric attributed use of LightSpy surveillance malware to the state-sponsored hacking group, also tracked as Wicked Panda. Unlike most threat actors, APT41has a history of using a variety of surveillance malware, compatible with iOS and Android devices. Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky detected LightSpy in 2020 in a watering hole attack targeting iOS users in Hong Kong.

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