North Korea behind data-stealing Android apps promoted to defectors via Facebook, claims McAfee

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'RedDawn' data filching apps in Google Play targeting North Korean defectors the work of 'Sun Team', rather than Lazarus

McAfee has pointed the finger of blame at hackers linked with North Korea for a trio of data-stealing Android apps that appeared in the Google Play store between January and March this year. According...

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