Mysterious malware linked to Russian hackers tracks you, records audio, can utterly invade your life

Steve Huff

Android Police


Mysterious malware linked to Russian hackers tracks you, records audio, can utterly invade your life

Russian hackers have been linked to several high-profile cyberattacks, including interfering in the 2016 US presidential campaign. The Kremlin's motives in carrying out these attacks aren't always clear, but generally, they are intended to sow chaos, create distrust, and coincidentally line the hackers' — or their sponsors' — pockets as well. Russian state-supported hackers aren't just interested in going after targets in the US or Ukraine, either. The Turla group — state-sponsored Russian hackers first identified in 2020 — has been using some particularly sneaky Android malware buried inside a seemingly innocent app.

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