DoubleDirect MitM Attack Targets Android, iOS and OS X Users

Security researchers have discovered a new type of "Man-in-the-Middle" (MitM) attack in the wild targeting smartphone and tablets users on devices running either iOS or Android around the world.

The MitM attack, dubbed DoubleDirect, enables an attacker to redirect a victim’s traffic of major websites such as Google, Facebook and Twitter to a device controlled by the attacker. Once done, cyber crooks can steal victims’ valuable personal data, such as email IDs, login credentials and banking information as well as can deliver malware to the targeted mobile device.

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