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Biden's Cabinet picks face cyber questions from Congress as SolarWinds looms large

by Sean Lyngaas, Shannon Vavra • 4 months ago

A day before his inauguration, Biden's picks for top Cabinet posts faced cyber questions in their confirmation hearings.

Zero-click iPhone exploit, NSO Group spyware used to target Mideast journalists, Citizen Lab says

by Shannon Vavra • 5 months ago

“The shift towards zero-click attacks by an industry and customers already steeped in secrecy increases the likelihood of abuse going undetected,” the researchers said.

Al Jazeera journalist files lawsuit accusing Saudi, UAE crown princes of hack-and-leak

by Shannon Vavra • 5 months ago

The lawsuit, filed by journalist Ghada Oueiss in a Florida federal court, claims 19 defendants total were involved in a breach of her iPhone.

Dragos raises $110 million from Koch Industries, Saudi Aramco, National Grid investment arms

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

Major industrial organizations are signaling that state-affiliated hackers will be a persistent threat for years to come.

List of 2020 election meddlers includes Cuba, Saudi Arabia and North Korea, US intelligence official says

by Shannon Vavra • 9 months ago

Bill Evanina of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence says those three countries appear to be jumping into the game, along with Russia, China and Iran.

US files superseding indictment against former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia

by Shannon Vavra • 10 months ago

U.S. prosecutors filed a superseding indictment against two former Twitter employees for allegedly spying on behalf of Saudi Arabia.

Israeli court rejects request to revoke NSO Group's export license

by Shannon Vavra • 10 months ago

The ruling comes despite allegations that NSO's software has been used against human rights activists.

Facebook reinstates NSO Group employee accounts amid ongoing lawsuit

by Shannon Vavra • 10 months ago

After a months-long court battle, Facebook has reinstated four accounts of people employed by Israeli software surveillance firm NSO Group.

Senate Intelligence Committee wants DNI to investigate commercial spyware threats

by Shannon Vavra • 11 months ago

The committee wants the DNI to specifically address the threat posed to U.S. citizens, in addition to those living abroad or employed by the U.S. government.

Rod Rosenstein is working with NSO Group, the Israeli firm accused of spying on dissidents

by Shannon Vavra • 11 months ago

The former number two at the Department of Justice has been providing counsel to NSO Group, the firm accused of spying on associates of Jamal Khashoggi.

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