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ISPs 'likely' helped infect targets of state surveillance

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 days 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 weeks 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 • 3 weeks 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 weeks 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.

Hidden Mac malware designed to spy on 'everyday people'

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

The unique malware, which allows for a hacker to remotely spy on a targeted computer and install additional malicious software, looks to be run by a single attacker.

Israeli hacking firm Ability under SEC investigation, adding to its woes

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

Ability Inc. is now facing SEC investigation, on top of multiple class action lawsuits, over the fact that it does not own the code to its flagship product.

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