Asian hackers hit on romantics

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Woman on a dating websiteAn ironically-named hacker group called Confucius is preying on seekers after romance by targeting singles sites. The South Asian bandits are using fake backdoor chat apps that function on both Android and Windows OS to implant malware that allows them to harvest victims’ data.

So far, Confucius has targeted mainly businessmen and military personnel in South Asia, using social engineering to manipulate them into divulging confidential information. It then uploads the data onto its cloud storage account.

Confucius, whose methodology shares similar characteristics with other hackers in the area, has been in operation since 2013.