Cybercriminals attempting to compromise iOS & Android devices via advanced Phishing campaign that redirect iOS users to a malicious landing page which allows attackers to collect sensitive information and the Android users are compromised with malware via Hijacked WiFi Routers.

Researchers believe that the attack belongs to Roaming Mantis campaign that uses DNS hijacking attack to hack Android smartphones, current attack carries updates on their tools and tactics.

In order to compromise iOS devices and to collect the data, attackers let
iPhone user visits a new landing page where the user forced to download the malicious iOS mobile config installation.

After the installation process, users redirect into the phishing site that automatically opens in a web browser and collected information from the device will be sent to the attacker’s server.


Once users enter their credentials then it redirects to the next page, which tried to steal the two-factor authentication code (PIN) sent to the device.

Phishing page for stealing apple ID and two-factor authentication

Malicious APK Targets an Android

Researchers discovered another malicious APK which is a variant of sagawa.apk, a malware that was earlier distributed via SMS in Japan.

According to Kaspersky, We also found out that the threat actors had compromised WiFi routers to overwrite DNS settings and discovered that the following two features were updated as well to compromise Android devices.:

  • Decryption algorithm for encrypted payload in Trojan-Dropper module
  • Stored destination and accounts for getting real C2

This new campaign affected many countries includes Russia, Japan, India, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran and Vietnam

Also, researchers detected this malware over 6,800 times for over 950 unique users during this period.

Beware …

  • Change the default ID and password, and apply the relevant security patches to counter these threats;
  • For Android users: do not download APKs from third-party sources;
  • For iOS users: do not install a non-trusted third-party mobile config.

Indicator of Compromise:

417a6af1172042986f602cc0e2e681dcAPK file
651b6888b3f419fc1aac535921535324APK file
0a4e8d3fe5ee383ba3a22d0f00670ce3APK file
870697ddb36a8f205478c2338d7e6bc7APK file
af2890a472b85d473faee501337564a9Decrypted dex file
c8d7475a27fb7d669ec3787fe3e9c031Decrypted dex file
d0848d71a14e0f07c6e64bf84c30ee39Decrypted dex file
e2b557721902bc97382d268f1785e085Decrypted dex file

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BALAJI is a Former Security Researcher (Threat Research Labs) at Comodo Cybersecurity. Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder - Cyber Security News & GBHackers On Security.


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