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NSO Group spyware used against two Mexican journalists following assassination

by Jeff Stone • 10 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.

Russian hackers heavily targeted news outlet in days after U.S. election, researchers say

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

Hackers working for the Russian government sent a barrage of targeted phishing emails between 2014 and 2016 to employees of major news outlets, and they focused particularly on Al Jazeera in the days following the U.S. presidential election, according to new research by cybersecurity firm Trend Micro.

How a New York Times journalist exposed an IP address and tipped off a major investigation

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 years ago

Journalists sometimes need to work under a veil of anonymity, and in the 21st century, that often means visiting websites without anyone knowing that a major investigation is underway. It's not always easy.

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