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Former US intelligence operatives charged with helping UAE hack rivals, Americans

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

The charges accuse three American citizens of helping the UAE spy on foreign rivals, activists and U.S. citizens.

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

by Shannon Vavra • 10 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.

Kaspersky's 'Slingshot' report burned an ISIS-focused intelligence operation

by Chris Bing, Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 years ago

CyberScoop has learned that Kaspersky research recently exposed an active, U.S.-led counterterrorism cyber-espionage operation used to target ISIS and Al-Qaeda members.

Shadow Brokers grow increasingly aggressive, threaten to dox former U.S. spy

by Chris Bing • 4 years ago

In a post on social media publishing site Steemit, the group also hinted at being in possession of FBI hacking tools.

ISS World: The traveling spyware roadshow for dictatorships and democracies

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 years ago

The Intelligence Support Systems World Conference has expanded to bring thousands of prominent spies, police, hackers and powerful bureaucrats together to spend money on some of the latest and greatest in retail spying kits.

WikiLeaks publishes MacBook, iPhone hacking toolkit supposedly used by CIA

by Chris Bing • 5 years ago

WikiLeaks published Thursday a new batch of supposed CIA documents that reveal how the spy agency has hacked into Apple computers and smartphones over the last decade. The 12 newly released folders provide insight into some of the CIA’s methods and techniques, which evidently require physical access to compromise a target device in many cases. Cybersecurity researchers tell CyberScoop that the documents, some of which are marked as recent as 2013, generally prove that the CIA boasts a “robust” Mac attack toolkit.

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