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Bogus news app used to deliver Hacking Team spy tool

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jul 17, 2015.

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    Data stolen from Hacking Team continues to yield information about the company’s infiltration techniques. The latest find is a fake Android news app, which was used to install its flagship surveillance tool.

    The app is called “BeNews,” the same name as a long-shuttered news website, wrote Wish Wu, mobile threat response engineer, on Trend Micro’s blog.

    Inside the app is a backdoor that appears to have been used to load the Android version of Hacking Team’s Remote Control System (RCS), also known as Galileo, a data-collecting tool the company sold to law enforcement and security agencies worldwide.

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