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NSO Group founders buy back their spyware company

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

NSO Group says its spyware is for hunting terrorists, but the surveillance software has also been used to target journalists and dissidents.

How hackers used a PowerPoint file to spy on Tibet’s government-in-exile

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

The Tibetan diaspora has been targeted in a series of malware campaigns since 2016.

Cutely named apps siphon user data from phones

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

Here's a reminder of the ease with which crooks can hide their malware in popular app hubs.

NSO Group spyware used against two Mexican journalists following assassination

by Jeff Stone • 3 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.

Cylance: Spy campaign targeting Pakistani officials installs malware, then surrenders

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 months ago

Cylance says White Company has the hallmarks of a state-backed hacking group and its campaign is likely still active.

Talos: Android trojan resembling Play Store installs sophisticated spyware

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 4 months ago

While some companies are choosing to avoid the Google Play Store, Talos says "GPlayed" highlights the risks of downloading apps from third-party websites.

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