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Hacking Team reverse engineered WhatsApp, Facebook and others to steal your iPhone’s data

After extensive amounts of Hacking Team’s internal data leaked online recently, researchers have been combing through it to find what kind of attacks the company was using. One attack, uncovered by FireEye, weaponized apps from the top charts of the App Store including Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, Google Chrome, Telegram and Skype to steal user data.

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Hacking Team modified the apps to hide in plain sight,  operating as what appears to be the official apps while silently stealing user data in the background. A library injected into the modified apps can steal the following, according to FireEye: Voice call recording in Skype, Wechat, etc. Text…

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