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North Korea distributed apps on Google Play to spy on defectors

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Two of the apps were disguised as security apps, while the third was disguised as an app that provided information about food ingredients.

The rogue state uploaded three spying apps to Google Play’s app store in January, according to researchers from security company McAfee. Two of the apps were disguised as security apps, while the third was disguised as an app that provided information about food ingredients. But hidden functions in the apps allowed North Korean actors to steal personal photos, contact lists, and text messages from the phones they were installed on, along with device information.

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