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

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 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 • 10 months 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 • 11 months 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.

ViperRAT spyware resurfaces in Google Play Store

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 year ago

ViperRAT made waves last year after a wave of IDF personnel fell victim to social engineering attacks from hackers posing as young women.

After litany of alleged lies, Israeli hacking firm Ability Inc. settles lawsuit for $3 million

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 year ago

The settlement is a significant hit for a company with fast evaporating cash reserves and revenue — and little explanation as to why things have gone so badly.

Israeli soldiers' personal Android phones hacked by spies, researchers say

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

A group of highly talented and well resourced hackers are spying on the Israeli Defense Force by hacking into the personal smartphones of individual soldiers, according to newly released research by Lookout and Kaspersky.More than a 100 Israeli servicemen are believed to have been effectively targeted with the spyware.

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