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NSO Group founders buy back their spyware company

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

NSO Group says its spyware is for hunting terrorists, but the surveillance software has also been used to target journalists and dissidents.

U.S. looks to restart talks on global cyber norms

by Sean Lyngaas • 10 months ago

The Trump administration is looking to restart talks on global cyber norms a year after they collapsed in acrimony.

Freedom House: Governments are turning cyberweapons on their own people

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

More and more governments are using cyberweapons like malware and DDoS attacks against internal critics and dissidents, making them them the second-most-common form of repression after actual arrests, according to a new report from human rights group Freedom House.

North Korea's internet connections to China and India come under scrutiny

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

Recorded Future's findings of "a near absence of malicious cyber activity" from within North Korea itself support the longstanding assumption that Pyongyang conducts cyber-operations from outside its own borders.

New battle in 'Crypto Wars' heating up in wake of Manchester attack

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

Formal talks between governments and tech companies are taking place as European countries ratchet up their calls for encryption backdoors.

After global FBI hacking operation, admin of dark web’s largest child porn site sentenced to 20 years

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 years ago

One piece of a controversial FBI hacking operation ends with a 20 year sentence for the accused.

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