Tags human rights

Suspected Iranian hackers exploit VPN, Telegram to monitor dissidents

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The research shows the limits of the cyber industry’s knowledge of Tehran-linked hacking against those who often bear the brunt of it.

White House executive order further restricts investments in Chinese surveillance technology

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The Biden administration is taking a similar tack to its predecessor on Chinese technology.

Ex-US ambassador, anti-corruption activists in Ukraine were targets of suspected Russian phishing

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

“We are pretty aware of such kinds of threats, and we have training all the time and the protocols to deal with them,” said Ukrainian anti-corruption activist Vitaliy Shabunin.

UN cybercrime proposal could help autocrats stifle free speech, rights group says

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

Many cybercrime laws aren't really about cybercrime.

China-based hackers used front companies to hack Uighurs, Facebook says

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

Facebook’s investigators traced the Android developers to Beijing Best United Technology and Dalian 9Rush Technology.

Vietnamese hackers spent years harassing human rights activists with spyware

by Shannon Vavra • 5 months ago

OceanLotus has a vast array of tools at its disposal to conduct espionage.