Malware campaign expands to add cryptocurrency mining and iOS phishing attacks

A rapidly evolving information-stealing malware campaign has added iOS device phishing and cryptocurrency mining to its arsenal, having previously just focused on Android targets. Dubbed Roaming Mantis, the initial attacks mostly targeted South East Asia, but now the malware has been updated with the capability to specifically target users across Europe and the Middle East.

Those behind the criminal operation have even expanded attacks to cater for 27 different languages — including English, Spanish, Hebrew, Chinese, Russian and Hindi — in order to help coordinate successful infections. The additional languages have been added via an automatic translator. The new tactics of Roaming Mantis have been detailed by researchers at security company Kaspersky Lab, who also examined the previous campaign.

Read more about the rapidly evolving information-stealing malware campaign that is being examined by Kaspersky Lab on ZDNet.





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