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Creepy Spyware Company Goes Broke

GizModo VR

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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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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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Spyware scandal rocks Polish government

The Verge

Several members of political opposition groups in Poland have produced evidence that they were hacked by Pegasus spyware, raising alarming questions about the Polish government’s use of the software. In both cases, traces of Pegasus spyware were found on the targets’ devices.

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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.

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Europe's Data Watchdog Calls for Total Ban of Pegasus Spyware

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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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NSO Group's Spyware Breached a Journalist's iPhone After Apple Sued

GizModo VR

NSO Group, the creepy spyware firm known for selling its services to authoritarian governments throughout the world, is in trouble again. A new report shows that the company’s most notorious malware, Pegasus, was used to hack the iPhone of a Jordanian journalist in December.

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Pegasus Spyware Discovered on Spanish PM's Phone

SecureWorld News

The highly controversial Pegasus spyware has been found on the mobile phones of Spain's prime minister Pedro Sánchez, as well as the defense minister Margarita Robles, according to the Spanish government. Pegasus spyware remains problematic around the world.

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NSO Group's Spyware May Have Been Used to Target U.S. State Department Officials

GizModo VR

Apple recently revealed a new policy that would notify users if their devices were the targets of a state-sponsored attack conducted using spyware from Israeli surveillance-for-hire firm NSO Group.

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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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Password-stealing spyware targets Android users in the UK

Tech Republic Security

The spyware tries to steal passwords and other sensitive data and accesses your contact list, warns the U.K.'s s National Cyber Security Centre

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WhatsApp Head Says New Pegasus Spyware Investigation Coincides With Its Findings From 2019 Attack

GizModo VR

WhatsApp chief Will Cathcart has said that findings from the new investigation into NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware coincide with what the app learned about an attack on its users in 2019.

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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.

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Dozens of Salvadoran Journalists Were Surveilled Using NSO Group's Spyware

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Snowden: People Who Bankroll the Spyware Industry Should Be in Prison

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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

Lockdown Mode is designed to protect users who could be targeted by "the most sophisticated digital threats," such as spyware developed by private companies like the highly controversial NSO Group. The spyware was found on the phone of Jamal Khashoggi's wife just days after his murder.

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Audacity’s Privacy Policy Doesn’t Make It ‘Spyware’ Because Everything Is Spyware Now

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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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NSO's Pegasus Spyware Used to Target a Senior Human Rights Watch Activist

GizModo VR

Spyware developed by Israeli surveillance for hire company NSO Group was reportedly used to spy on yet another member of civil society , this time targeting a senior member at rights group Human Rights Watch.

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NSO Group’s Spyware Reportedly Used in Attempted and Successful Phone Hacks of Journalists and Activists

GizModo VR

A list of more than 50,000 phone numbers and a subsequent investigation has led a consortium of 17 news organizations to believe that NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware was used to attempt or successfully carry out hacks on the phones of journalists, human rights activists, and more.

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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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Telegram CEO's Number Found on List of Potential NSO Spyware Targets

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

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

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Pegasus Spyware Used to Target 30 Pro-Democracy Activists in Thailand

SecureWorld News

The controversial Pegasus spyware continues to stay in the news cycle, as a new report from the Citizen Lab details how the technology was used to target pro-democracy activists in Thailand. The increase in surveillance also means the use of Pegasus spyware. Pegasus spyware in Thailand.

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How to Avoid Spyware

IT Toolbox

This post looks at a few ways to avoid getting spyware

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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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Spyware activities are on the rise, thanks to never-ending zero-day vulnerabilities

Dataconomy

Vulnerability exploitation and spyware activities picked up in July, with abnormally high amounts of activity observed in incursions connected to spyware, according to research conducted by Recorded Future. News Cybersecurity Featured Malware spyware zero-day

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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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Pegasus spyware found on nine US diplomatic phones

TechSpot

Reuters' sources indicated that US officials, either based in Uganda or working on issues concerning Uganda, received warnings from Apple that their iPhones were being targeted with spyware from Israel-based NSO over the last several months

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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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Google reports on a company selling spyware for Chrome, Firefox, and Windows Defender

TechSpot

Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG) reports that a Barcelona company sold spyware exploiting Chrome, Firefox, and Windows Defender vulnerabilities to conduct contract surveillance on target PCs.

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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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US State Department phones were reportedly hacked by NSO spyware

The Verge

At least nine employees of the US State Department working in or with Uganda had their iPhones hacked with spyware made by NSO Group, according to a report from Reuters. NSO has claimed that its spyware isn’t able to target US phone numbers (that is, numbers with a country code of +1).

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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. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Vice reported the ban this morning, the day after a sweeping report alleged Pegasus was used to target the phones of human rights activists and journalists.

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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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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. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

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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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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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Mozilla and Microsoft distrust TrustCor certificates due to suspicions over covert spyware operation

TechSpot

According to recent investigations and the company's own words, TrustCor is working — or has worked — with another entity doing business in the spyware space Mozilla, Microsoft, and likely other browser makers have started to take action against TrustCor, a Certificate Authority (CA) issuing root certificates for billions of internet-connected devices.

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