Spyware disguised as a news app – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

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The Urdu version of the Hunza News website offers readers the option to download an Android app – little do they know that the app is actually spyware

This week, ESET researchers have described the ins and outs of a so-called watering-hole attack against a news website that delivers news about Gilgit-Baltistan, which is part of the disputed Kashmir region administered by Pakistan. When opened on a mobile device, the Urdu version of the Hunza News website offers readers the option to download an Android app directly from the website; however, little do the readers know that the app is actually previously unknown spyware that ESET has discovered and named Kamran.

Find out more about the attack in the video and in our blogpost.

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