| Executives July 20, 2018
July 20, 2018
This year's talk focuses on Stealth Mango, Android and iOS surveillanceware tools targeting government officials, diplomats, military personnel, and activists, specifically in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Iraq, and the UAE. The surveillanceware is one of what we call mobile advanced persistent threats, or mAPTs, and it's only one of the many mobile threats enterprises should be keeping tabs on, despite its current focus on military and government personnel.
The surprising piece, however, is that while the operation itself is sophisticated, the malware itself is not especially impressive. It relies primarily on phishing to infect vicitm's devices and requires no exploits to perform its spying. This means it's fairly simple to get one of these types of attacks up and running, and even simpler to compromise targets.
What: Stealth Mango and the Prevalence of Mobile Surveillanceware
When: Thursday, August 9 at 11:00 AM
Where: Jasmine Ballroom, Mandalay Bay
"Threat actors come in all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Stealth Mango is a great example of this. It proves that a simple solution can actually provide more ROI for the actor — and devastation for the victims — than complicated ones."
At this talk, Flossman and Blaich will unveil the new in-house capabilities of the nation state actor behind Stealth Mango. They will also dive into details about the group of freelance developers behind the surveillanceware who primarily release commodity spouse-ware but moonlight by selling their own custom surveillanceware to state actors.
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