Citizen Lab used internet scanning to find the spyware infrastructure linked to many well-known websites including Amnesty International, the Black Lives Matter movement and other media companies.
Candiru’s DevilTonge malware was found on 10 computers in Albania, Russia, Israel, Palestine and Turkey, according to research conducted in July by Citizen Lab and Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center.
Candiru’s products include solutions for spying on mobile phones, computers, and cloud accounts where, according to the research, DevilsTongue malware “is sold to third parties, which can abuse it to spy on various victims, including human rights defenders, dissidents, journalists, activists, and politicians”.
ESET found that the malware was highly targeted as each computer infected with the virus contained a unique PE (portable executable) resource, which differed from victim to victim.
Read more: Israeli spyware found on Palestinian, Russian, Turkish, and European computers – As I expose in detail in The Trigger Israel is world-leader in computer hacking or ‘cyber-security’ (building ‘security systems’ that give backdoor access to Israeli military and intelligence)