Archive for the ‘Spyware’ Category

Hackers Compromised Middle East Eye News Website to Hack Visitors, Researchers Say

Cybersecurity researchers tracked a hacking campaign spanning more than a year that hit around 20 websites – Israeli spyware vendor Candiru, recently blacklisted by the US, waged “watering hole” attacks on UK and Middle East websites critical of Saudi Arabia and others  A group of hackers compromised a popular London-based news website that focuses on […]

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New York Times Journalist Hacked with NSO Spyware

Spyware : It’s Not What You Think 7 Steps to Removing Spyware

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How to protect the corporate network from spyware

There are a range of security policies for dealing with users’ smartphones, from the most restrictive approach – no smartphone access allowed – to an open approach that allows personal phones to connect to the internal corporate network. We suggest that the right solution is somewhere in between. You may have read about the Pegasus spyware in […]

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Paragon: Yet Another Cyberweapons Arms Manufacturer

Paragon’s product will also likely get spyware critics and surveillance experts alike rubbernecking: It claims to give police the power to remotely break into encrypted instant messaging communications, whether that’s WhatsApp, Signal, Facebook Messenger or Gmail, the industry sources said. One other spyware industry executive said it also promises to get longer-lasting access to a […]

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BazarCaller – the malware gang that talks you into infecting yourself

You’re almost certainly familiar with vishing, a phone-based scam in which cybercriminals leave messages on your voicemail in the hope that you’ll call them back later to find out what’s going on. In fact, if you have a long-standing phone number, like we do, you may well get more of these scam calls (perhaps even many more of […]

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Female journalists and activists say they had their private photos shared on social media by governments seeking to intimidate and silence them.

Female journalists and activists say they had their private photos shared on social media by governments seeking to intimidate and silence them. ‘I will not be silenced’: Women targeted in hack-and-leak attacks speak out about spyware Ghada Oueiss, a Lebanese broadcast journalist at Al-Jazeera, was eating dinner at home with her husband last June when […]

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WhatsApp chief says government officials, US allies targeted by Pegasus spyware

Source: The officials were allegedly targeted in attacks dating back to 2019. Speaking to The Guardian, WhatsApp’s chief executive, Will Cathcart, said there are “parallels” between the 2019 attacks and a recent data leak allegedly implicating NSO Group clients in widespread cybersurveillance. Israeli vendor NSO Group has experienced bad press in recent weeks due to a damning […]

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XLoader, a $49 spyware that could target both Windows and macOS devices

Check Point Research (CPR) experts have spotted a cheap malware, dubbed XLoader variant, which was upgraded to target both Windows and macOS PCs. XLoader is a very cheap malware strain that is based on the popular Formbook Windows malware.  FormBook is a data-stealing malware that is used in cyber espionage campaigns, like other spyware it is capable of […]

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Defending Against Pervasive Spyware

The revelation that Israeli company NSO Group’s spy software Pegasus was targeting the smartphones of activists, journalists and business executives sent a shockwave through the international press. The spyware successfully infiltrated the mobile devices of more than 50,000 people, from Mexican president AndrĂ©s Manuel LĂłpez Obrador to reporters from CNN to Claude Mangin, the French wife of a political activist […]

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