BEWARE: Cyber Criminals Using Malware to Hack Data

IT | Feb 4, 2018 |

A secret hacking group, which was said to have carried out a worldwide mobile espionage campaign, has been recently uncovered because of an exposed server on the internet.

The Lebanese General Directorate of General Security, GDGS, is being suspected by researchers to have supported this act of cybercrime.

According to reports, the hackers collected ‘hundreds of gigabytes’ of information and data, including intellectual property and personally identifiable information.

The espionage campaign was in operation from 2012 and it is being claimed that thousands of people became the victims of this cybercrime in more than 21 countries.

The hacker group named Dark Caracal were able to target military personnel, journalists, medical professionals, activists, lawyers and many people from other significant professions.

The stolen data included documents, call records, browsing history, secure messaging client content, photos, contact information, and location data – all of this enough to spy on and identify an individual and monitor their personal life closely.

The hackers utilized basic techniques such as sending posts on different Facebook groups or WhatsApp messages, encouraging users to click on the links and access sites.

This installs a malware on the system that forces users to install a fake app, which seems to be from Google Play Store.

Such hacking is common, and one needs to be cautious.

Some Precautionary Tips

If your gut tells you something isn’t right with an app or it seems fishy keep away from it to secure your privacy. Cyber criminals are getting smart, you should up your game, too.

Keywords: Cyber, criminal, Malware, Hac, Data


comments powered by Disqus

Page 1 of 387  >  >>

Google tests system updates through the Play Store


Apr 22, 2019 | Category: Google | Comments

Can this help Android updates come faster?

Rumor has it that future Android updates will be delivered through Google Play. Now there are several signs that indicate this is true.

read more…

Netflix is not afraid - launches new list


Apr 21, 2019 | Category: General | Comments

Increases more than expected.

read more…

In mid-May, these come: 9th generation i9 processors with eight cores and 16 threads


Apr 20, 2019 | Category: IT | Comments

Watches in at 2.1GHz and 35W.

read more…

Page 1 of 387  >  >>