Apr 172018
 April 17, 2018  Posted by  Surveillance

Patrick Howell O’Neill reports:

A hacking group which analysts believe is linked to Hamas successfully placed highly targeted surveillanceware in the Google Play Store in order to spy on Palestinian targets, according to new research from the mobile security firm Lookout.

The newly identified malware, known as Desert Scorpion, was deployed against over 100 individuals of interest in Palestine. A similar 2017 campaign from the same “highly active” group, dubbed APT-C-23.  The group has been linked to Hamas’s political rivals as well as government employees, security services and university students.

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