Facebook shuts down hackers who infected iOS and Android devices

Facebook said it has disrupted a hacking operation that used the social media platform to spread iOS and Android malware that spied on Uyghur people from the Xinjiang region of China.

Malware for both mobile OSes had advanced capabilities that could steal just about anything stored on an infected device. The hackers, which researchers have linked to groups working on behalf of the Chinese government, planted the malware on websites frequented by activists, journalists, and dissidents who originally came from Xinjiang and had later moved abroad.

Facebook is occasionally useful Source

The Big Boss and Dictator of The Cult of the Crispy Geek

Leave a Reply