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Researchers Discover Android Surveillance Malware Built by Sanctioned Russian Firm

July 26, 2019

Dubbed Monokle, the malware is built by Special Technology Centre, Ltd, a Russian firm sanctioned by the U.S. Government in connection to interference in the 2016 US presidential elections.

The tools were discovered last year and appear to be part of a targeted set of campaigns. They provide attackers with remote access Trojan (RAT) functionality, feature advanced data exfiltration techniques, and can install attacker-specified certificates on infected devices, to facilitate man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks.

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