Google discovered tool that steals data from private email accounts

Google discovered tool that steals data from private email accounts

24. August 2022 0 By Horst Buchwald

Google discovered tool that steals data from private email accounts

San Francisco, 8/24/2022

Google has tracked down a malicious tool that steals data from private email accounts. The tool is believed to have been developed by a threat actor known as Charming Kitten.This is believed to be backed by the Iranian government.

The group is also known as APT35, Cobalt Illusion, ITG18, Phosphorus, TA453 and Yellow Garuda.

The malware is named Hyperscrape and is believed to have affected at least six victims since its emergence in 2020. Hyperscrape is capable of deleting warning emails sent by Google and collecting all customer data in a downloadable file.

Victims are usually infected by clicking on a malicious link.

Google has reportedly informed all victims about the security breach.

Charming Kitten hat in der Vergangenheit ähnliche Malware eingesetzt. Im Jahr 2019 setzte die Gruppe Little Looter ein, eine Schadsoftware, die in der Lage war, in Kameras und Mikrofone von Mobilgeräten einzudringen.

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