Hacking group used Facebook lures to trick victims into downloading Android spyware

A hacking campaign used fake Facebook profiles to trick targets into downloading malware capable of stealing vast swathes of information, including messages, photos, audio recordings and even the exact location of victims.

The group has been operating since as early as 2015 and is thought to have infected the Android phones of hundreds selected targets across the Middle East. The highest concentration of infections is in Israel, but victims have also been seen in the US, China, Germany, and France.

Read about the new Facebook phishing campaign used by cybercriminals to lure innocent victims into downloading Android smartphone malware on ZDNet.

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