Doug Olenick reports:
The non-profit security organization Security Without Borders (SWB) has identified a campaign utilizing Italian-language service applications from mobile operators apps that instead of doing their stated function are in fact spyware.
The groups report stated that dozens of infected apps had been found in the Google Play store with a possible download total in the thousands. The spyware is quite invasive copying and eventually extracting not only the phone’s data, but information from the other apps on the device. This includes Facebook contact lists, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, WeChat and WhatApp among many others.
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