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Bahamut Using Fake VPN Apps to Steal Android User Credentials


Researchers believe that the attack is ongoing, in which hackers are using malicious versions of SoftVPN, SecureVPN, and OpenVPN software.

by Deeba Ahmed

Bahamut is a notorious cyber-mercenary group that has been active since 2016 and is currently targeting Android devices with fake VPN apps and injecting malware to steal user credentials. The malware-laden apps were first discovered by Slovakian cybersecurity firm ESET’s Lukáš Štefanko.

Beware of Bahamut

ESET researchers discovered a new attack spree from the infamous cybercrime group Bahamut. The group launched malware attacks through fake Android VPN applications. Research revealed that hackers use malicious versions of SoftVPN, SecureVPN, and OpenVPN software.

In this highly targeted campaign, hackers aim to extract sensitive data from infected devices. The campaign was started on January 22. The fake VPN apps are distributed through a bogus SecureVPN website. In previous campaigns from Bahamut, the prime targets were located in the Middle ...


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