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Malware in bus apps could come from North - Korea JoongAng Daily


Malware in bus apps could come from North Feb 11,2019

Global cyber security firm McAfee has discovered that four Korean Android bus apps contained malware that exported files containing keywords related to national defense from a user’s smartphone to a remote server.

Local news, which began reporting the findings made by McAfee’s Mobile Research team on Sunday, raised the possibility that the malicious apps could be linked to North Korea.

According to McAfee and Yonhap, apps that provided bus stop and arrival time information for the cities of Daegu, Jeonju, Gwangju and Changwon contained malicious software that tried to steal the user’s Google account log-in information and export smartphone files containing specific keywords, such as “Blue House,” “summit,” and “Special operations.”

For all four apps, which were published by the same developer since as early as 2013, only the version updated on Aug. 9 of last year was infected. Though the apps were very popular - with...(continued)

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