New ‘RatMilad’ Android spyware targets enterprise devices in the Middle East

Researchers at mobile security company Zimperium Inc.’s zLabs today detailed a newly discovered form of Android spyware that is being used to target enterprise devices in the Middle East. Dubbed “RatMilad,” the original variant of the spyware was found hidden behind a virtual private networking and phone number spoofing app called Text Me. After identifying the RatMilad spyware, the zLabs team also discovered a live sample of the malware family hiding behind and distributed through NumRent, a renamed and graphically updated version of Text Me.

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