he latest findings of security researchers at security firm Lookout and privacy firm Security Without Borders are not only groundbreaking but concerning. Reportedly, there is now an iOS version of a dangerous strain of Android malware, which is based on the ‘lawful intercept’ software sold and used by governments and law enforcement authorities.
Researchers have dubbed this malware as Exodus and its installer package is hidden inside the APKs of phishing websites and Play Store applications. The phishing websites are mainly those of Italian and Turkmenistani mobile carriers.
The malware is developed by Connexxa, an Italian app developer who provides surveillance tools and software to Italian security agencies. Adam Bauer from Lookout Security, who discovered the iOS variant, stated in a recent post that: