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A new spyware ‘Hermit’ is targeting high-profile Android users, warns Google

Google has found strong evidence that enterprise-grade Android spyware called ‘Hermit‘ is being used via SMS messages to target high-profile Android users.



The tech giant has warned all Android victims and implemented changes in Google Play Protect.

Cyber-security researchers last week unearthed ‘Hermit’ that is being used by the governments via SMS messages to target high-profile people like business executives, human rights activists, journalists, academics and government officials.

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“Based on our analysis, the spyware, which we named ‘Hermit’ is likely developed by Italian spyware vendor RCS Lab and Tykelab Srl, a telecommunications solutions company we suspect to be operating as a front company,” the researchers from cyber-security company…

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