CapraRAT Mimics As Popular Android Apps Attacking Android Users


Transparent Tribe (aka APT36) has been active since 2016, focusing on social engineering strategies to target Indian government and military personnel.

The CapraTube campaign of Transparent Tribe (aka APT36) was revealed in September 2023, in which threat actors employed weaponized Android apps posing as YouTube, mostly in dating scenarios.

Cybersecurity researchers at SentinelLabs recently discovered that the CapraRAT has been mimicking popular Android apps by attacking Android users.

These latest actions imply complex but relatively increased spyware conformity with older and modern versions of Android, revealing the group’s adaptability and continuous drive to widen its attack surface against Indian targets.

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