New hacking campaign targets North Korean defectors in South Korea
"The actors are familiar with South Korea and appear to want to spy on North Korean defectors, and on groups and individuals who help defectors," according to a researcher.
Feds charge 'Fruitfly' creator with hacking thousands of computers
An Ohio man faces a 16-count indictment for allegedly creating a piece of malware that spied on victims in order to commit a litany of crimes.
Hackers linked to Chinese government used mobile malware to spy on ethnic minority
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
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
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
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."