PJobRAT Disguised as Android Dating App Steals Contacts, SMS & GPS data


The cybersecurity experts of Cyble together with 360 Core Security Lab have actually recently identified the PJobRAT spyware in dating and instantaneous messaging apps Not only that even, the experts have likewise declared that the spyware samples disguised themselves as Android dating apps.

The spyware campaign that presently revealed mainly targeting the Indian military workers, and because January 2021 this project has been active.

In the recent age, hackers are constantly evolving and using their strategies to execute new attack vectors to target users from various sectors around the world, as reported by the security researchers at Cyble.

While throughout their examination they spotted that for Non-resident Indians this current variation is camouflaging as a famous dating app known as “Trendbanter,” and simulating the instantaneous messaging app, Signal.

Information collected by PJobRAT via fake apps.

Because December 2019 the current version of PJobRAT spyware has actually been around, as reported by the researchers at 360 Core Security Lab.

Other apps utilized


In some cases, the scientists have actually identified that it also mimic other apps too, and here they are discussed below:-.

Through different medium and third-party app stores, the hazard stars achieve their circulation goals in which they distribute all these spyware.

Kinds of Documents it Exfiltrates.

While the professionals have actually asserted that to conceal in the app list, it mimics WhatsApp or any genuine-looking app. But, the most unusual thing is that it doesnt even match the icon displayed in the app store with the set up one.

The types of documents that it able to exfiltrate from the infected gadget are mentioned below:-

Publish address book.
Upload SMS.
Upload audio files.
Upload video file.
Publish image file.
Publish a list of set up apps.
Publish a list of external storage files.
Upload WiFi and GPS info.
Upload geographic location.
Update telephone number.
Recording through the mic or electronic camera.
Submit WhatsApp messages and contacts.

But, the experts have actually affirmed that the hazard stars behind this spyware are not so sophisticated, given that their private servers are publicly available in which they hold the exfiltrated information.

The security researchers at 360 Core Security Lab has concluded that the hazard stars behind PJobRAT spyware could be Pakistani or chinese hackers, and thats why their main goal was to spy on Indian military workers.

In terms of its code, the spyware stays the exact same, and not only that even it likewise connects with the same facilities also..


The total list of capabilities of PJobRAT spyware is pointed out below:-.

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The types of documents that it able to exfiltrate from the contaminated device are mentioned listed below:-