APT group trojanizes Telegram app – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Cyber Security

StrongPity’s backdoor is fitted with various spying features and can record phone calls, collect texts, and gather call logs and contact lists

This week, the ESET research team published their findings about an espionage campaign by the StrongPity APT group that spreads a fully functional, but trojanized version of the legitimate Telegram app for Android. The malicious app – which has various spying features, including recording phone calls and collecting SMS messages – is distributed via a copycat website that mimics Shagle, an adult video-chat service. Never heard about Shagle? Watch the video to learn more not just about the platform, but especially about the StrongPity attacks and its targets and tactics.

For a full technical write-up, head over here: StrongPity espionage campaign targeting Android users.

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