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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1269 Italian malware is spying on Chinese Android users: But why?
An Android remote access Trojan (RAT) of suspected Italian origins is spying on specially selected users in China and Japan and uploading audio and images to a remote command and control server.

Discovered by cybersecurity researchers at Bitdefender, the RAT specifically targets rooted Android devices based on their IMEI [International Mobile Station Equipment Identity] and has the ability to take screenshots, listen to phonecalls and potentially even take full control of the device. All of these put the user at risk of becoming a further victim of hacking and fraud.

Researchers note that it's only usually advanced persistent threats which tend to exhibit this type of selectivity when selecting victims to infect, suggesting that this Android RAT could be part of a wider campaign of attack which is yet to be uncovered.
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