CanesSpy Spyware discovered in modified WhatsApp clients


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Jan 8, 2011
Cybersecurity researchers have unearthed a number of WhatsApp mods for Android that come fitted with a spyware module dubbed CanesSpy.

These modified versions of the instant messaging app have been observed propagated via sketchy websites advertising such software as well as Telegram channels used primarily by Arabic and Azerbaijani speakers, one of which boasts 2 million users.

"The trojanized client manifest contains suspicious components (a service and a broadcast receiver) that cannot be found in the original WhatsApp client," Kaspersky security researcher Dmitry Kalinin said.

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Source: Analysis of a spy module inside a WhatsApp mod

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