Syrian nation-state actor uses COVID lures to spread malware

Summary

A campaign that has been active since January 2018, recently released 71 apps that carried malware, takes advantage of the panic caused by the pandemic.

The Carrier

  • Lookout has identified 71 malware spreading Android apps, connected to the same command-and-control (C2) server.
  • The long-running surveillance campaign, which appears to have been active since January 2018, has recently started using COVID-19 lures to take advantage of the panic caused by the pandemic.

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