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Pakistani military leverages Facebook Messenger for wide-ranging spyware campaign - Cyberscoop

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Pakistani military leverages Facebook Messenger for wide-ranging spyware campaign - Cyberscoop
Security researchers discovered two pieces of malware used by the Pakistani military in order to spy on specific targets in the Middle East, Afghanistan and India, according to the mobile security company Lookout. The malware, dubbed Stealth Mango and Tangelo, appears to have successfully compromised government officials, medical professionals and civilians in Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Iran, the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan. Targets were compromised via Android and possibly iOS. Government officials in the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom and Iran were indirectly compromised after interacting with direct Stealth Mango victims. Instead of sophisticated and expensive exploits, attackers relied...
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