Tags United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Zero-click iPhone exploit, NSO Group spyware used to target Mideast journalists, Citizen Lab says

by Shannon Vavra • 5 months ago

“The shift towards zero-click attacks by an industry and customers already steeped in secrecy increases the likelihood of abuse going undetected,” the researchers said.

Al Jazeera journalist files lawsuit accusing Saudi, UAE crown princes of hack-and-leak

by Shannon Vavra • 5 months ago

The lawsuit, filed by journalist Ghada Oueiss in a Florida federal court, claims 19 defendants total were involved in a breach of her iPhone.

Israel, UAE say they’re allies in cyberspace. They have plenty of tech power to draw upon.

by Sean Lyngaas • 8 months ago

The collaboration highlights the increasingly important role that cybersecurity plays in diplomatic relations.

Facebook shuts down ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’ from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 years ago

“We’re taking down these pages, groups and accounts based on their behavior, not the content they posted,” Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy said.

Fake Telegram app on more than 100,000 phones infected U.S., UAE Androids

by Jeff Stone • 2 years ago

The Android malware pushed fake prizes to generate click fraud. The program’s developers borrowed open-source code from the real Telegram app.

What we know (and don't know) about a rash of Middle East mystery hacks

by Chris Bing • 4 years ago

A spat of apparent security breaches is making an already tense situation in the Middle East worsen, and there are very few details on who is responsible for each incident.

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