Intelligence Authorization Act for 2023

November 28, 2022

U.S. Govt. Apps Bundled Russian Code With Ties to Mobile Malware Developer

This post was originally published on this siteA recent scoop by Reuters revealed that mobile apps for the U.S. Army and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were integrating software that sends visitor data to a Russian company called Pushwoosh, which claims to be based in the United States. But that story omitted an important historical detail about Pushwoosh: In 2013, one of its developers admitted to authoring the Pincer Trojan, malware designed to surreptitiously intercept and forward text messages from Android mobile devices. Pushwoosh says it is a U.S. based company that provides code for software developers to profile smartphone app […]