Eva Galperin, a policy analyst at EFF, said that some recipients had opened attachments with the malware her team examined but that it was not clear who was infected. The spyware could turn on webcams without the indicator light and record keystrokes.

“This is one of the very few campaigns where there is such a direct link between spying and physical danger,” Galperin said, comparing it to past government-linked spying by Syria.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016