August 11, 2022

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Hermit spyware is hijacking Android devices and iPhones — how to spot it before you’re next

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Watch out! A malignant malware threat is targeting both Android and iOS devices. Lookout, the security firm that first discovered the bug, dubbed it Hermit spyware, which is a bit of a misnomer. Why? Well, it’s far from reclusive. It’s designed to be intrusive, hijacking phones and wreaking havoc on devices.

According to Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG), the malevolent actors behind Hermit spyware attack seemingly have their crosshairs on users in Italy and Kazakhstan — for now. To hamper its spread, we’ll show you how Hermit spyware manifests, so you can spot it from a mile away.

Hermit Spyware: How it launches its attack

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