Iranian hackers show strong interest in Android spying tools
Iranian hackers are showing strong interest in malware that can secretly pull data from Android devices, which are popular in the Middle East.
The analysis comes from Recorded Future, a cybersecurity intelligence firm based in Somerville, Massachusetts.
One of Recorded Future’s specialties is monitoring hacking forums, looking for clues and chatter that might indicate future attacks.
Over the last six months, there appears to have been high interest on Iranian hacking forums in remote access tools, or programs designed to listen to calls and collect text message and GPS data, according to a blog post.