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


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

In the current period, hackers are continuously progressing and using their techniques to carry out 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 identified that for Non-resident Indians this current variant is disguising as a well-known dating app known as “Trendbanter,” and simulating the instantaneous messaging app, Signal.

The spyware campaign that currently uncovered generally targeting the Indian military personnel, and because January 2021 this project has actually been active.

Information collected by PJobRAT through fake apps.

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

Other apps utilized

While the experts have asserted that to conceal in the app list, it imitates WhatsApp or any genuine-looking app. But, the most strange thing is that it doesnt even match the icon shown in the app store with the installed one.

Through various medium and third-party app stores, the danger stars achieve their circulation goals in which they disperse all these spyware.

Sometimes, the researchers have identified that it also imitate other apps also, and here they are mentioned below:-.

Kinds of Documents it Exfiltrates.


The types of files that it able to exfiltrate from the infected gadget are pointed out listed below:-

Upload address book.
Submit SMS.
Upload audio files.
Upload video file.
Upload image file.
Publish a list of installed apps.
Publish a list of external storage files.
Publish WiFi and GPS information.
Upload geographical location.
Update phone number.
Recording by means of the mic or video camera.
Submit WhatsApp contacts and messages.

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

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


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In terms of its code, the spyware remains the same, and not just that even it also interacts with the very same infrastructure as well..

However, the experts have affirmed that the risk stars behind this spyware are not so sophisticated, considering that their private servers are publicly available in which they hold the exfiltrated information.

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