Saturday, May 23, 2015

NSA Planned to Hijack Google App Store to Hack Smartphones

The NSA wanted to do use Google's app store as a launching pad to infect phones with spyware. They were also keen to hijack them as a way of sending “selective misinformation to the targets’ handsets” to spread propaganda or confuse adversaries. Moreover, the agency wanted to gain access to companies’ app store servers so they could secretly use them for “harvesting” information about phone users.

More:  https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/05/21/nsa-five-eyes-google-samsung-app-stores-spyware/

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