This dangerous new malware is after your WhatsApp backups

A hacking group known as SpaceCobra has developed an instant messaging app which is also capable of stealing lots of sensitive information from the target device. The threat actor seems to know exactly who he wants to target, as downloading the app has proven to be quite a challenge for researchers.

ESET cybersecurity researchers recently discovered that two messaging apps, called BingeChat and Chatico, actually serve GravityRAT, a remote access trojan. This RAT was able to exfiltrate a lot of sensitive information from the compromised devices, including call logs, contact list, SMS messages, device location, basic device information and files with specific extensions for images, photos and documents.

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