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A Russian military contractor has a shady new Android malware kit

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

Discovered last year, the surveillance tool is still in active use, according to Lookout.

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

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

Android-based espionage campaign in the Middle East targets military data

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

Malware analyzed by Trend Micro sucks up a target phone’s call logs and records.

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 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.

Mysterious malware campaign targets just 13 iPhones in India

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

An application-warping malware campaign in India is aimed at just 13 iPhones in what Cisco's researchers are calling a “highly targeted” operation.

4G is vulnerable to same types of attacks as 3G, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

As with the flaw-ridden protocol underlying 3G, the 4G protocol is susceptible to attacks that disclose mobile users’ information or impose a denial or service, according to new research.

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