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El Salvador becomes latest target of Pegasus spyware
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El Salvador becomes latest target of Pegasus spyware

The list of nations with access to Pegasus is growing, with evidence pointing to potential links between 35 confirmed Pegasus cases and the Salvadoran…
13 Jan 2022
Egyptian exiles targeted with Predator spyware resembling NSO Group's Pegasus
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spyware

Egyptian exiles targeted with Predator spyware resembling NSO Group's Pegasus

A high-profile politician and journalist have been targeted with spyware likely spread using WhatsApp messages
17 Dec 2021
NSO Group reportedly hacked multiple US officials
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spyware

NSO Group reportedly hacked multiple US officials

Apple informed the US State Department that it found a number of cases of staff iPhones being hacked with Pegasus spyware
6 Dec 2021
Chinotto spyware spies on North Korean defectors and activists
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spyware

Chinotto spyware spies on North Korean defectors and activists

Long term operation by ScarCruft hackers has been linked to the North Korean government
30 Nov 2021
Apple sues NSO Group over Pegasus attacks on its customers
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spyware

Apple sues NSO Group over Pegasus attacks on its customers

The lawsuit claims 'flagrant' violations of US federal and state law from the Israeli firm behind the infamous spyware
24 Nov 2021
CEO of spyware firm NSO Group quits after US sanctions
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spyware

CEO of spyware firm NSO Group quits after US sanctions

Company that supplied Pegasus spyware to authoritarian governments faces further investigation from US State Department
12 Nov 2021
US sanctions Israeli NSO Group for selling spyware
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cyber security

US sanctions Israeli NSO Group for selling spyware

COSEINC and Positive Technologies were also blocked by the government
5 Nov 2021
Malware pretending to be Amnesty International antivirus for Pegasus discovered
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Malware pretending to be Amnesty International antivirus for Pegasus discovered

Victims fearing Pegasus spyware targeted in a new malware campaign
1 Oct 2021
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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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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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
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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
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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
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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