Earlier this year, researchers had noted how activists in Bahrain were spied on with the software. They suggested that it appeared to be FinSpy, part of the FinFisher commercial surveillance toolkit. The Citizen Lab workers said they now also recovered versions of the spyware that target the BlackBerry OS, Windows Mobile, Nokia’s Symbian platform, as well as Android, and that it has seen “structurally similar” Android spyware communicating with command-and-control servers in the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic.
As for Apple devices, it appears that FinFisher spyware will run on iPhone 4, 4S, iPad 1, 2, 3, and iPod touch 3, 4 on iOS 4.0 and up.
FinFisher spyware comes from Gamma International in Andover, UK, part of the Gamma Group of companies.