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Chinese-Linked LightSpy iOS Spyware Targets South Asian iPhone Users

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a “renewed” cyber espionage campaign targeting users in South Asia with the aim of delivering an Apple iOS spyware implant called LightSpy.

“The latest iteration of LightSpy, dubbed ‘F_Warehouse,’ boasts a modular framework with extensive spying features,” the BlackBerry Threat Research and Intelligence Team said in a report published last week.

There is evidence to suggest that the campaign may have targeted India based on VirusTotal submissions from within its borders.

First documented in 2020 by Trend Micro and Kaspersky, LightSpy refers to an advanced iOS backdoor that’s distributed via watering hole attacks through compromised news sites.

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