Apple patches zero-day flaw abused by infamous NSO exploit
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exploits

Apple patches zero-day flaw abused by infamous NSO exploit

The ForcedEntry flaw affects all Apple devices and allows hackers to compromise systems without any user interaction
14 Sep 2021
Bahrain targets activists with NSO's Pegasus spyware
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spyware

Bahrain targets activists with NSO's Pegasus spyware

The spyware reportedly employed two exploits targeting Apple's iMessage system
24 Aug 2021
AWS shuts down NSO Group infrastructure
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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS shuts down NSO Group infrastructure

The Israeli company’s Pegasus spyware was used to target at least 50,000 mobile phones
20 Jul 2021
Pegasus: Report finds spyware used to target journalists, activists
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spyware

Pegasus: Report finds spyware used to target journalists, activists

NSO Group sold the surveillance tool to authoritarian governments, investigation finds
19 Jul 2021
Recent Microsoft attacks traced to secretive Israeli spyware firm
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hacking

Recent Microsoft attacks traced to secretive Israeli spyware firm

Candiru, which trades exclusively with governments, distributed zero-day exploits for vulnerabilities patched this week
16 Jul 2021
Android spyware disguised as 'system update' app discovered
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malware

Android spyware disguised as 'system update' app discovered

This malware strain steals private messaging and location data while also recording phone calls
29 Mar 2021
Android and iOS users blackmailed by 'Goontact' spyware
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spyware

Android and iOS users blackmailed by 'Goontact' spyware

The malware targets users of illicit sites and steals personal information stored on their mobile devices
16 Dec 2020
EU puts human rights at the heart of tougher tech export rules
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Technology

EU puts human rights at the heart of tougher tech export rules

Lawmakers tighten up export controls, meaning technologies such as facial recognition and spyware face a higher bar when being sold
11 Nov 2020
Google bans ‘stalkerware’ from Play store
spyware

Google bans ‘stalkerware’ from Play store

The ban excludes enterprise management tools and those used by parents to track the whereabouts of their children
17 Sep 2020
New Android spyware strain masquerades as COVID-19 tracking app
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New Android spyware strain masquerades as COVID-19 tracking app

Hacking group also using pornographic clips to expand footprint on mobile devices, warns Kaspersky
26 Aug 2020
Hundreds of thousands of Android users hit by Google Play spyware
spyware

Hundreds of thousands of Android users hit by Google Play spyware

Mandrake spyware masqueraded as legitimate apps with highly convincing social media accounts
15 May 2020
NSO Group workers sue Facebook for blocking private accounts
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NSO Group workers sue Facebook for blocking private accounts

The action comes after WhatsApp sued the firm for its alleged role in the Pegasus video hack
27 Nov 2019
What is spyware?
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What is spyware?

Is spyware spying on you? What can you do about it?
29 Oct 2019
Huawei employees allegedly aid cyber espionage in Africa
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Security

Huawei employees allegedly aid cyber espionage in Africa

Encrypted messages were intercepted and cracked enabling the scuppering political protests
15 Aug 2019
New spyware said to be 'among most sophisticated ever'
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spyware

New spyware said to be 'among most sophisticated ever'

Monokle spyware boasts extensive list of potential hacking tools
25 Jul 2019
WhatsApp call hack installs spyware on users’ phones
spyware

WhatsApp call hack installs spyware on users’ phones

iPhones and Android devices are vulnerable to security flaw – WhatsApp recommends immediate app update
14 May 2019
Amnesty blame ‘hostile government’ for spyware attack
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Amnesty blame ‘hostile government’ for spyware attack

The organisation was targeted by a ‘sophisticated campaign’ that has seen 175 attacks around the world since 2016
2 Aug 2018
US indicts 12 Russian agents over DNC hack
Security

US indicts 12 Russian agents over DNC hack

12 Russian intelligence operatives have been formally accused by the DoJ
16 Jul 2018
Attackers targeting fans with malicious World Cup app
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spyware

Attackers targeting fans with malicious World Cup app

"Cyber terrorists" behind a campaign targeting Israeli soldiers have shifted their focus to civilians by exploiting the 2018 World Cup
6 Jul 2018
Kaspersky’s attempt to overturn US ban thrown out of court
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Kaspersky’s attempt to overturn US ban thrown out of court

Federal judge rules against security firm in lawsuit against Homeland Security
1 Jun 2018
Scale of cyber risk to UK businesses is "bigger than ever"
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cyber crime

Scale of cyber risk to UK businesses is "bigger than ever"

Reports chart rise of ransomware and crypto-mining attacks
10 Apr 2018
Kaspersky: North Korea framed for Winter Olympics malware
hacking

Kaspersky: North Korea framed for Winter Olympics malware

Source code analysis reveals similar tactics used by Russian-speaking Sofacy group
9 Mar 2018