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Hackers linked to Chinese government used mobile malware to spy on ethnic minority

by Chris Bing • 4 weeks ago

Lookout researchers say a hacking group likely linked to the Chinese government is conducting targeted surveillance against an ethnic minority known as the Uyghurs.

'Highly active' Hamas-linked hackers found spying on Palestinian political group

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

According to mobile security firm Lookout, a group called "Two-tailed Scorpion" has been able to remotely collect thousands of hours of stolen audio from infected smartphones across the Gaza Strip.

ISPs 'likely' helped infect targets of state surveillance

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

A spying tool known as FinFisher is involved in a seven-country campaign that most likely involves "complicit" internet providers helping to infect targets of surveillance, according to researchers with the cybersecurity firm ESET.

New Microsoft Word zero day used to spread 'lawful intercept' malware, analysts say

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

A well-funded spy group appears to have recently acquired a highly-sophisticated zero day vulnerability to deploy a remote access trojan, developed by infamous surveillance technology firm FinFisher, against a Russian-speaking "entity."

Lenovo settles FTC, state complaints on preinstalled invasive adware

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

The company will pay $3.5 million to settle state cases over VisualDiscovery, and will institute a security and privacy audit to satisfy the FTC, but denies wrongdoing.

Researchers uncover latest version of Chinese spyware used to target dissidents

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

Lookout says a newly discovered variant of mobile malware, dubbed xRAT, represents the latest iteration of a sophisticated cyber-espionage tool previously used by the Chinese government.

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