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Jun 1, 2022

SideWinder hackers plant fake Android VPN app in Google Play Store

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, mobile phones

Phishing campaigns attributed to an advanced threat actor called SideWinder involved a fake VPN app for Android devices published on Google Play Store along with a custom tool that filters victims for better targeting.

SideWinder is an APT group that’s been active since at least 2012, believed to be an actor of Indian origin with a relatively high level of sophistication.

Security researchers at Kaspersky attributed close to 1,000 attacks to this group in the past two years. Among its primary targets are organizations in Pakistan, China, Nepal, and Afghanistan.

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