Revealed: The NSA’s plan to ‘hijack’ Android app stores

The goal was to exploit the connection between smartphones and app stores to allow the NSA to inject malware into phones, according to the documents.

Source: mashable.com

But the agencies wanted to do more than just use app stores as a launching pad to infect phones with spyware. They were also keen to find ways to hijack them as a way of sending “selective misinformation to the targets’ handsets” as part of so-called “effects” operations that are used to spread propaganda or confuse adversaries. Moreover, the agencies wanted to gain access to companies’ app store servers so they could secretly use them for “harvesting” information about phone users…

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