phonespy: Mobile app targeting South Korean citizens

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Worrying trend in that criminals are using mobile apps to steal data from our devices. PhoneSpy only affects Android and is not an Android Playstore app, rather it is side loaded via web traffic redirection or social engineering.

PhoneSpy is able to access personal images, videos, phone logs, stored data, as well as taking photos or videos and accessing the GPS of a compromised device. What this Malware can do goes way beyond normal data theft and into the realms of stalking or otherwise intimidating private citizens.

If there ever is a case for why an Appstore only software distribution method is better, then this is it. Most owners of mobile phones do not know what they are installing most of the time and even the most hyper aware individuals can be fooled into “clicking: a link that they shouldn’t.Mal

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