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Creepy Spyware Company Goes Broke

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A New-ish Mobile Attack: Zero-Click Spyware

SecureWorld News

The app then connected to a malicious server and downloaded spyware to the phone, listening in on calls and viewing text messages for nearly a year and a half. Spyware Cyber Attacks Original Content Endpoint / Mobile Security

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Massachusetts DPH Sued for Forcefully Installing Spyware on One Million Android Devices

IT Toolbox

The post Massachusetts DPH Sued for Forcefully Installing Spyware on One Million Android Devices appeared first on. COVID-19 Data Security

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Another Secretive Spyware Firm Has Been Hacking iPhones

GizModo VR

As surveillance controversies have raged in connection with Israeli spyware vendor NSO Group, another, lesser known spyware firm from Israel has also apparently been hacking iPhones all over the world.

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Spyware vendor targets iOS and Android in Italy and Kazakhstan, collaborates with ISP

Tech Republic Security

Some spyware vendors are collaborating with ISPs to ensure their targets are successfully compromised. The post Spyware vendor targets iOS and Android in Italy and Kazakhstan, collaborates with ISP appeared first on TechRepublic. Security

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Your iPhone and the Pegasus spyware hack: What you need to know

Tech Republic Security

iPhones have been compromised by the NSO Group's Pegasus spyware. Should you be worried? That depends on who you ask

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Use This Tool to Check If Your Phone's Been Hacked by the NSO Group's Spyware

GizModo VR

If you’ve been watching the news this week you may have heard something about the NSO Group, an Israeli spyware firm that currently stands accused of helping bad actors to hack journalists, politicians, and human rights activists throughout the world.

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Notorious Spyware Firm Reportedly Offered 'Bags of Cash' for Access to U.S. Networks

GizModo VR

A whistleblower alleges that the scandal-ridden spyware firm NSO Group once offered a telecom security company “bags of cash” to buy access to its cellular networks, ostensibly so its clients could track specific mobile users within the United States.

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A Notorious Spyware Firm Claims It Won't Help Hack UK Phones Anymore

GizModo VR

NSO Group, the notorious Israeli spyware vendor, will no longer allow its clients to hack citizens of the United Kingdom, sources close to the company told The Guardian this week.

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Apple Unveils 'Lockdown Mode' to Defend Against Spyware

SecureWorld News

Apple announced plans to launch a new security feature called "Lockdown Mode" that will be available this fall when Apple releases its annual iOS update. Apple also established a new category in its Apple Security Bounty program that will reward those who find security flaws in Lockdown Mode.

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The Ex-NSA Operative Cyber-Mercenary Scandal Shows the Spyware Industry Is Totally Out of Control

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Amazon Cuts Off Service to NSO Spyware Firm Behind iPhone Hacks

GizModo VR

Amazon has cut off web hosting services for the NSO Group, an Israeli spyware firm that has been widely accused of aiding in the surveillance of journalists and political dissidents.

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NSO Spyware Was Used to Target Jamal Khashoggi's Wife, Digital Forensics Confirm

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Spyware Zero-Days Being Developed Commercially, Google Finds

SecureWorld News

The commercial spyware industry is alive and thriving, according to a report released last week by Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG). The report specifically details an Italian vendor, RCS Labs, and its "Hermit" surveillance malware (aka spyware) used on mobile phones.

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Security researchers detail Hermit spyware on Android and iOS

TechSpot

A report from Google's Threat Analysis Team describes how Italian company RCS Labs distributes its Hermit spyware on behalf of clients which include national governments.

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Skygofree Android spyware active since 2014, say researchers

Computer Weekly

Powerful, highly advanced spyware has been targeting Android mobiles for the past four years, security researchers have discovered

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Spyware targets North Korean dissidents via social links, says McAfee

Computer Weekly

Researchers at security firm McAfee have confirmed that social networks are being used to target North Korean dissidents with spyware

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Apple releases emergency patch to protect all devices against Pegasus spyware

Tech Republic Security

Designed to combat zero-day flaws exploited in Apple's operating systems, the patch applies to the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac

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New analysis further links Pegasus spyware to Jamal Khashoggi murder

The Verge

New forensic analysis indicates that representatives of the United Arab Emirates government installed Pegasus spyware on the phone of Hanan Elatr, wife of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, just months before her husband was killed. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

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Amazon Web Services bans accounts linked with Pegasus spyware

The Verge

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has banned NSO Group, the company behind the Pegasus spyware program. As the report describes it, NSO would deploy Pegasus malware through a series of malicious subdomains, exploiting security weaknesses on services like iMessage.

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NSO’s Pegasus spyware: here’s what we know

The Verge

Throughout the past week, we’ve seen story after story about a company called NSO Group, and a piece of spyware called Pegasus. Pegasus is spyware developed by a private contractor for use by government agencies. What about Apple’s security and privacy?

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The FBI reportedly confirms it tested NSO’s spyware

The Verge

The FBI has confirmed to The Washington Post that the agency had a license to use NSO’s Pegasus spyware and that it tested out the software’s capabilities. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

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New Android spyware can record your voice, take photos with your camera, and steal app data

Tech Republic Security

The Lipizzan spyware family, which can record calls and screenshots, was recently discovered and blocked by Google Security researchers

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Black Hat USA 2021 and DEF CON 29: What to expect from the security events

Tech Republic Security

Key topics analysts anticipate for these security conferences include supply chain attacks, Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities and the iPhone/Pegasus spyware incident

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Pegasus spyware group blacklisted by the US government

The Verge

The US Department of Commerce has ordered American companies to not sell their tech to NSO, citing reports that the group’s Pegasus spyware is used against journalists, government officials, activists, and more. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

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Israeli spyware was used against US diplomats in Uganda

Vox

A hack targeting US officials is just the latest problem for NSO Group, the Israeli company behind Pegasus spyware. A woman walks past an NSO Group building at one of the company’s branches in the Arava Desert on November 11, 2021, in Sapir, Israel. Amir Levy/Getty Images.

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The U.S. Wants to Crack Down on Sales of Commercial Hacking Tools for Obvious Reasons

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Microsoft and Google join Facebook’s legal fight against infamous spyware vendor

The Verge

Facebook-owned WhatsApp sued the spyware vendor last year, alleging that its software was used to hack 1,400 devices via a vulnerability in the messaging service. Image by Alex Castro / The Verge.

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Here’s how to check your phone for Pegasus spyware using Amnesty’s tool

The Verge

Amnesty International — part of the group that helped break the news of journalists and heads of state being targeted by NSO’s government-grade spyware, Pegasus — has released a tool to check if your phone has been affected. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

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Pretty Much All Computer Code Can Be Hijacked by Newly Discovered 'Trojan Source' Exploit

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WhatsApp attacked by spyware | TECH(feed)

Network World

WhatsApp’s recent spyware hack took advantage of a security vulnerability and allowed attackers to access private, digital communication. In this episode of TECH(feed), Juliet walks through the hack, who was affected and how you can secure your devices ASAP

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WhatsApp confirms it’s been targeted by spyware. That’s exactly its customers’ fear

CTOvision

Since WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014, users of the messaging app have long speculated on how secure the platform would be from its new parent company’s data collection practices. Cyber Security NewsWhat users may not have expected, however, was that their conversations could potentially be tapped by a third party — another company with the means […].

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Easy and Reliable Spyware & Malware Remover

Galido

Spyware is an abbreviated term that stands for “spy software” Malicious, spy software is designed for the purpose of gaining access to your computer and often damaging a computer and spreading the malware without the owner knowing. These can include spyware, keyloggers, true viruses, worms, or any type of malicious code that infiltrates a computer. Tips for Spotting Malware and Spyware. How to Remove Malware/Spyware – Recommended Software Removal.

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FTC bans spyware app SpyFone, orders it to delete illegally harvested data

The Verge

On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission announced it had banned spyware maker SpyFone and its CEO Scott Zuckerman from the surveillance business. SpyFone’s lack of basic security also exposed device owners to hackers, identity thieves, and other cyber threats.”.

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The U.S. Blacklists Makers of Cops' Favorite iPhone Hacking Tool

GizModo VR

NSO Group, an Israeli surveillance company whose spyware has been peddled to authoritarian governments around the world, has been sanctioned by the U.S.

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State of malware: 3 key findings in the latest Malwarebytes report

Tech Republic Security

Spyware activity spiked in 2020, and the malware-as-a-service business model got more sophisticated

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US sanctions NSO Group, others, for trafficking spyware and exploits

TechSpot

The Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is updating its list of sanctioned entities with a document it plans to fully publish on Thursday, but is viewable in a PDF now. It claims all four groups are engaged in activities "contrary to the national security or foreig

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Watch Out For This Android Malware That Factory Resets Your Phone After Stealing Your Money

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Student Monitoring Companies Are Using Fake Answer Sites to Snitch on Test Takers

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Stalkerware Company Reportedly Finds New Way to Suck

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A “stalkerware” firm that openly markets itself as a way to track and monitor the online activities of a spouse or partner also has a glaring security hole that has exposed a significant portion of that data to the web, according to a new report from Motherboard.

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'Bizarro,' a New Banking Trojan, Is Sweeping Through Europe

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New US rules on spyware exports try to limit surveillance tech like Pegasus

The Verge

The Commerce Department outlined the change in a press release on Wednesday, which requires US companies to have a license in order to sell spyware and other hacking software to countries “of national security or weapons of mass destruction concern.”.

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Notorious iOS spyware has an Android sibling

Network World

Security researchers have uncovered the Android version of an iOS spyware known as Pegasus in a case that shows how targeted electronic surveillance can be. On Monday, Google and security firm Lookout disclosed the Android spyware, which they suspect comes from NSO Group, an Israeli security firm known to develop smartphone surveillance products. Fortunately, the spyware never hit the mainstream.

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