Syrian Electronic Army Hackers Are Targeting Android Phones With Fake WhatsApp Attacks


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December 5th 2018, By Thomas Brewster
 
The Syrian Electronic Army was causing carnage half a decade ago. Outside of attacking the U.S. government and major publications like Forbes, two of the hacker crew's chief operators even made it onto the FBI's Most Wanted list.
 
But the SEA hasn't made headlines in some time, largely because it's turned its focus away from Western targets and gone after people closer to home as it continues to support the Bashar Al-Assad regime. And, as research released at the Black Hat conference in London this week shows, the group is putting significant resources into an Android spyware tool that can keep constant tabs on a target's mobile life.
 
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