Researchers Uncover Government-Sponsored Mobile Hacking Group Operating Since 2012

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It’s one of the first known examples of a successful large-scale hacking operation of mobile phones rather than computers.

The advanced persistent threat (APT) group, dubbed Dark Caracal, has claimed to have stolen hundreds of gigabytes of data, including personally identifiable information and intellectual property, from thousands of victims in more than 21 different countries, according to a new report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and security firm Lookout.

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