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EclecticIQ Analysis: Trend in Android Trojans Targeting the Middle East (English)

There have been numerous instances of Android Trojans being used for espionage purposes targeting users in the Middle East in recent months. The highest profile of these include; FrozenCell, GnatSpy, AnubisSpy, Pallas and Tempting Cedar.

Analysis Report from EclecticIQ Fusion Center from Tuesday 7 March 2018.

Key Findings:

  • Lebanese threat actors appear to be a key player in the region, both Pallas and Tempting Cedar have been attributed to Lebanese actors.
  • Threat actors are using various techniques in order to convince victims to download the malicious apps, including social engineering and watering holes.
  • All of the Trojans covered in this report have similar features, that allow threat actors to turn mobile devices into spying tools against their victims.

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