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North Korea-tied hackers use Google Play and Facebook to infect defectors

5 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / The flag of North Korea implies that crops are to be beaten with sledge hammers.
Researchers said a team of hackers tied to North Korea recently managed to get the Google Play market to host at least three Android apps designed to surreptitiously steal personal information from defectors of the isolated nation.
The three apps first appeared in the official Android marketplace in January and weren't removed until March when Google was privately notified. That's according to a blog post published Thursday by researchers from security company McAfee. Two apps masqueraded as...
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