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Skygofree appears to have been developed for lawful intercept, offensive surveillance purposes.
Skygofree is among the most powerful spy platforms ever created for Android.
Sophisticated nasty also able to listen in based on location Mobile malware strain Skygofree may be the most advanced Android-infecting nasties ever, antivirus-flinger Kaspersky Lab has warned.…
In an earlier publication we noted that cybercriminals were making use of social engineering to install this sort of software on usersrsquo; computers.

This time, wersquo;d like to dwell more on how exactly the computers of gullible users start working for cybercriminals.
This is your phone on mining software.

Any questions?
At the end of September, Palo Alto released a report on Unit42 activity where they – among other things – talked about PYLOT malware. We have been detecting attacks that have employed the use of this backdoor since at least 2015 and refer to it as Travle.

Coincidentally, KL was recently involved in an investigation of a successful attack where Travle was detected, during which we conducted a deep analysis of this malware.
Loapi found in smut apps, fake virus scanners Kaspersky researchers have turned up a strain of malware lurking in adult content and fake virus scanners, and it can run a victim's Android mobe so hard they might suffer physical damage.…
The Russian security firm claims it did not receive due process and the US government relied on rumours.
Russian biz sues US govt for torpedoing anti-malware tool installations Embattled Russian security software maker Kaspersky Lab has taken the American government to a US federal court to overturn Uncle Sam's ban on its antivirus tools.…
Security firm petitions US District Court to rescind decision to prohibit its products on US federal government systems.
“It failed to satisfy even the minimum standards of due process.”