Canadian security organization Blackberry, a mobile phone manufacturer in partnership with TCL, has traced some malicious attacks of spying by state-sponsored hacker groups via Mobile Applications against the Pakistan Army and Government Officials.
These Campaigns has a purpose to steal sensitive data from officials, and malware-contained Android apps are spread out via social messaging services and email messages.
Some of them are the Ansar Foundation, which claims to be a disaster relief organization, a dating chat app, a fake pornography app and an app that provides news about Kashmir in the midst of an article 370 fiasco.
“I do not think we’ve seen examples that attack specific people,” said Brian Robison of the company. “It was more of a vast hit.“
“We trust the public app stores like Playstore and Appstore to protect ourselves.“
The organization thinks that hackers have adopted the global trend of reaching people via smartphones, as most probably we use all mobile devices both at work and for personal use.
More recently, the Chinese, Iranian, Vietnamese and North Korean governments have had to face such malicious mobile attacks.
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