NSO Group, which sells the Pegasus software, markets the tools for counterterrorism purposes, according to the Washington Post.
Your iPhone can be hacked in various ways, but there are certain best practices you can follow to avoid most hacks.
Malware refers to any software that is designed with malicious intent. Malware includes viruses, worms, adware, spyware, ransomware and other varieties – they all work differently but tend to cause similar symptoms and behaviours on your PC. Here’s everything you need to know to understand malware and protect yourself from […]
Spyware is a type of malware that secretly monitors you, steals sensitive information from your PC, and sends it to third parties without your knowledge. Some spyware might track your behaviour online while others can record passwords or even log your keystrokes. You can avoid spyware by following common safe […]
UK companies are marketing and selling spy tech to countries accused of using such technology to abuse human rights. Official 2020 data analysed by Business Insider showed firms were licensed to sell surveillance kit to Pakistan, Oman, and the UAE, among other nations. Activists criticised the sale of such technologies […]
Elon Musk joked about WhatsApp’s security vulnerabilities on Twitter Thursday. A recent forensic analysis concluded that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked via a malicious link sent on WhatsApp. Several security flaws were reportedly found in the Facebook-owned messaging service in 2019. WhatsApp was also breached last year when […]
The FTC just brought its first case against a stalkerware app. “Stalkerware” is the term for consumer spyware that gives someone access to another person’s phone without that person’s consent. Cybersecurity activists like Eva Galperin, who is the director of cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, have been pushing for […]
The Israeli cybersecurity firm NSO Group has been accused of selling sophisticated digital surveillance technology to Saudi Arabia and other countries that have allegedly used it to attack dissidents and journalists. Despite the controversy, the company is extremely profitable. NSO Group’s founders and alumni have spawned a web of more […]
David Kaye, the UN’s special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, is calling on spyware companies like the NSO Group to stop selling and licensing their products while a legal framework for their use is worked out. A report to the […]
WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned messaging app used by more than 1.5 billion people around the world, recently found a major security flaw, the Financial Times reported. Hackers reportedly found a way to access users’ phones simply by calling them on WhatsApp, even if the recipient didn’t pick up the call. A […]
WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned messaging app used by more than 1.5 billion people around the world, recently found a major security flaw, the Financial Times reported. The hack is reportedly as simple as receiving a WhatsApp phone call, even if you don’t pick up the call. A record of the call […]
Coinbase parted ways with staffers after reports linked them to a firm that sold spyware to Saudi Arabia and the FBI. The staff joined Coinbase as part of the acquisition of Neutrino. Some Neutrino employees were part of a vendor called Hacking Team, which BreakerMag said had a list of […]
Canadian research laboratory Citizen Lab says it found Israeli spyware on the phone belonging to a Saudi dissident and Canadian asylee. Pegasus, the invasive spyware developed by the Israeli company NSO Group, uses “exploit links” to infiltrate targets’ phones and retrieve data. Using the spyware to target civilians on foreign […]
Saudi agents are reportedly installing spyware on people’s smartphones to crack down on critics living abroad. At least one Saudi critic was targeted by Israeli cyberintelligence firm NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware software, which enables hackers to access messages, photos, microphone, and camera, researchers at Toronto’s Citizen Lab reported this week. […]
Designed to encrypt and ransom data and spy on everything a user does, malware has become very prevalent in the last few years. The 2017 WannaCry attack put the malicious software on front pages everywhere, and it’s likely that won’t be the last time software like that is in the […]
Haven't heard from him since Friday.
But, hey, Moscow, you should know typewriters can be bugged too!
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