Is a RAT stealing your files? – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Cyber Security

Could your Android phone be home to a remote access tool (RAT) that steals WhatsApp backups or performs other shenanigans?

Could your Android phone be home to a remote access tool (RAT) that steals WhatsApp backups? This week, ESET researchers revealed how an updated version of Android GravityRAT spyware is being spread as free messaging apps called BingeChat and Chatico and used to exfiltrate victims’ WhatsApp backups, among other malicious actions. The threat actor behind GravityRAT remains unknown, though ESET researchers track the group internally as SpaceCobra.

What else is there to know about this malicious campaign? Find out in Tony’s video and make sure to also read our blogpost: Android GravityRAT goes after WhatsApp backups

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