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 December 11, 2020  Posted by  Breaches

Prajeet Nair reports:

The hacking group behind an Android spyware variant has added fresh capabilities, including the ability to snoop on private chats on Skype, Instagram and WhatsApp, according to a report from the security firm ReversingLabs.

The group suspected of developing the malware, which is known as APT39 – and also called Chafer, Remexi, Cadelspy and ITG07 – is believed to have ties to the Iranian government and was the focus of sanctions issued by the U.S. Treasury Department in September (see: US Imposes Sanctions on Iranian APT Group).

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