Tags human rights

The developers of the notorious FinSpy spyware are innovating — and thriving

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

Updated FinSpy implants for iOS and Android have been used in nearly 20 countries in the last year, according to Kaspersky.

Human rights groups to ask Israeli court to revoke NSO Group’s export license

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The escalating confrontation with NSO Group comes after the company’s Pegasus spyware was reportedly used to track an Amnesty researcher.

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 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 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.

Hackers target 'hundreds' of Middle East activists with fake login pages, 2FA bypass schemes

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 7 months ago

The phishing methods are not new, but point to an effort to automate them at scale to target human rights activists, journalists and others.

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