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APT Hackers Distributed Android Trojan via Syrian e-Government Portal

An advanced persistent threat (APT) actor has been tracked in a new campaign deploying Android malware via the Syrian e-Government Web Portal, indicating an upgraded arsenal designed to compromise victims.

“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that the group has been publicly observed using malicious Android applications as part of its attacks,” Trend Micro researchers Zhengyu Dong, Fyodor Yarochkin, and Steven Du said in a technical write-up published Wednesday.

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