[HackerNews] Researchers Discover PhoneSpy Malware Spying on South Korean Citizens

An ongoing mobile spyware campaign has been uncovered snooping on South Korean residents using a family of 23 malicious Android apps to siphon sensitive information and gain remote control of the devices.
“With more than a thousand South Korean victims, the malicious group behind this invasive campaign has had access to all the data, communications, and services on their devices,” Zimperium

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