Chinese APT41 Hackers Target Mobile Devices with New WyrmSpy and DragonEgg Spyware


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Aug 17, 2014
The prolific China-linked nation-state actor known as APT41 has been linked to two previously undocumented strains of Android spyware called WyrmSpy and DragonEgg.

"Known for its exploitation of web-facing applications and infiltration of traditional endpoint devices, an established threat actor like APT 41 including mobile in its arsenal of malware shows how mobile endpoints are high-value targets with coveted corporate and personal data," Lookout said in a report shared with The Hacker News.

"The discovery of WyrmSpy and DragonEgg is a reminder of the growing threat posed by advanced Android malware," Kristina Balaam, a senior threat researcher at Lookout, said. "These spyware packages are highly sophisticated and can be used to collect a wide range of data from infected devices."

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