Android used to track Ukrainian Artillery positions | Security
According to Reuters, Android malware was used to track and target Ukrainian artillery. This occurred between 2014-2016.
CrowdStrike, a cyber security firm, reports that infected Android devices were able to transmit comms and location data of Ukrainian artillery units, and that data was used by pro-Russian separatists to strike Ukrainian artillery in eastern Ukraine.
CrowdStrike co-founder Dimitri Alperovitch stated in an interview, that the malware deployed against the Ukrainian artillery was a variant of the malware used to hack DNC email servers. Alperovitch stated that this was the reason for heavy losses in artillery units deployed by Ukraine.
The application used was not distributed on Google PlayStore. The artillery officer who wrote the legit app made the decision to distribute the app on VK.com, a Russian social media site that is very similar to FaceBook.
Also published on Medium.