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FinSpy — commercial spyware

11
Jul
2019

What happens when spyware is developed not by underground malware coders, but by a serious IT firm? The result can be a nasty thing like FinSpy (also known as FinFisher), which has been developed and sold perfectly legally by Anglo-German company Gamma Group for quite some time now. Over the past year, we’ve detected this spyware on dozens of mobile devices.

What FinSpy gets up to

Although a desktop version of the spyware exists (not only for Windows, but also for macOS and Linux), the greatest danger largely comes from mobile implants: FinSpy can be installed on both iOS and Android, with the same set of functions available for each platform. The app gives an attacker almost total control over the data on an infected device.

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