Malware Alert Android Variant of Notorious Pegasus Spyware Found

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  1. Exterminator

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    Oct 23, 2012
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    Researchers say a variant of the notorious surveillance software called Pegasus has been found targeting Android users, allowing third parties to take screenshots, capture audio, read email and exfiltrate data from targeted phones.

    The malware, called Chrysaor, was discovered through a joint effort between Google and the Lookout Security Intelligence team. Similar to Pegasus, Chrysaor is a highly sophisticated malware most likely used to carry out advanced espionage campaigns.

    Researchers say the spyware was likely created by NSO Group Technologies, a cyber arms-dealing firm based in Israel that is believed to be behind Pegasus.