Originally reported by ZDNet, security firm Lookout has discovered a new spyware strain called “Goontact”. This malware can steal victim data such as phone identifiers, SMS messages, photos, and location information. The spyware has been most recently distributed from third-party sites promoting free instant messaging apps for reaching escort services. While Goontact has yet to reach official app stores from Google and Apple, Lookout has notified both, with each company implementing their own mitigation.
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