Roaming Mantis (Chinese intrusion set) is assessed to be a financially motivated group, with a history of targeting developed countries.
Recently, it has been linked to a series of SMS phishing attacks (Smishing) targeting France, Germany and previously Korea, Japan, Taiwan. Its Smishing campaigns target Android-type devices by spreading malware called “Moqhao alias Wroba, Xloader”.
MoqHao (aka Wroba, XLoader for Android) is an Android Remote Access Trojan (RAT) with information-stealing and backdoor capabilities that likely spreads via SMS.
Sekoia.io analysts monitor and track this threat since the beginning of 2022. In a blog post, they describe each step of the ongoing Smishing campaign and share their investigation on Roaming Mantis’ infrastructure.
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