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An ongoing hacking campaign targets dissidents in Egypt, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

Evidence suggests the Egyptian government could be behind the activity, which dates back to 2016.

A cyber-espionage effort against Tibetan leaders leveraged known Android, iOS vulnerabilities

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

Citizen Lab says the spyware campaign involved attackers who posed as journalists, Amnesty International researchers, nongovernmental organization workers through May 2019.

Rights groups probe investments in NSO Group’s private equity firm

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

Pension funds on both sides of the Atlantic are playing an unexpected role in the standoff between NSO Group and digital rights groups.

'Typosquatting' campaign imitated news outlets to spread propaganda for years, report says

by Jeff Stone • 6 months ago

The effort demonstrates how propagandists have adopted the SEO and social media tactics that real outlets have used to increase audience engagement.

NSO Group spyware used to target widow of Mexican journalist, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 8 months ago

The text messages sent to the widow, who is also a journalist, were laced with exploits that would have turned her phone into a multifaceted surveillance device.

NSO Group spyware used against two Mexican journalists following assassination

by Jeff Stone • 12 months ago

Pegasus is sold by NSO Group, an Israeli digital arms dealer that provides governments with tools meant only to help combat terrorism and criminal activity. But a growing body of research provides evidence that Pegasus increasingly is used by repressive governments to stifle investigative journalism, anti-corruption watchdogs and forms of political dissent.

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