23 Nov 2021

Apple sues NSO Group over Pegasus spyware

On Tuesday, Apple filed a lawsuit against Israeli spyware company NSO Group and its parent company. Apple is seeking a permanent injunction that bans NSO Group from using all Apple software, services, and devices. The complaint also offers new information regarding how the NSO Group was able to use its

Read More
11 Nov 2021

Phones of Palestinian NGO workers infected with Pegasus spyware, rights groups say

Phones belonging to six activists working for Palestinian NGOs were hacked with the controversial Pegasus spyware, according to human rights groups. The spyware is produced by Israeli technology firm NSO Group. The organization, Dublin-based rights group Front Line Defenders (FLD), claims that it investigated devices last month after it was

Read More
10 Nov 2021

New Android Spyware Poses Pegasus-Like Threat

Researchers have uncovered new Android spyware that boasts similar capabilities to the controversial NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware. The software, called PhoneSpy, is a mobile surveillance tool that has already stolen data and tracked the activity of targets in South Korea. The spyware is disguising itself as legitimate lifestyle apps. PhoneSpy

Read More
28 Oct 2021

India’s Supreme Court Orders Pegasus Probe

India’s Supreme Court has opened an investigation into the Pegasus spyware and whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration used the software to illegally snoop on opposition leaders, journalists, activists, tycoons, and judges. Modi has been accused of treason by the main opposition Congress party after several of the cell phone

Read More
07 Oct 2021

UK high court finds Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed hacked ex-wife’s phone using spyware

Reports have emerged that the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, used agents of both Dubai and the United Arab Emirates to hack into and monitor the phones of his ex-wife, her legal advisors, staff, and other contacts in the midst of a custody battle concerning their two

Read More
14 Sep 2021

Apple Releases Urgent Patch Following Discovery of Pegasus Spyware

This week, Apple released an urgent update that mitigates a critical vulnerability exploited by the Pegasus mobile software. The flaw, which is tracked as CVE-2021-30860, was first discovered by security researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab when analyzing the iPhone of a Saudi activist who had been targeted

Read More
08 Sep 2021

ESET Research Uncovers Latest BladeHawk Campaign, Android Espionage Against Kurds

Researchers at ESET have discovered a new mobile espionage campaign targeting the Kurdish ethnic group. The campaign has been active since March 2020 and is distributing two Android backdoors known as 888 RAT and SpyNote via dedicated Facebook profiles. ESET researchers identified six different Facebook profiles distributing the Android spying

Read More
25 Aug 2021

NSO Group facing renewed backlash after helping repressive Bahraini Government hack iPhones of politicians, activists

Citizen Lab recently released a report detailing how the controversial Israeli company NSO Group supplied surveillance tools to the repressive government of Bahrain from June 2020 to February 2021. The company has face international backlash since it was revealed that it aided dozens of organizations in spying on world leaders,

Read More
27 Jul 2021

Amnesty Urges Moratorium on Surveillance Technology in Pegasus Scandal

NGO Amnesty International has called for a moratorium on surveillance technology produced by an Israeli firm used against a long list of journalists, activists, and heads of state. The spyware called Pegasus, and its usage have exposed a global human rights crisis, according to Amnesty. The NGO is now warning

Read More
21 Jul 2021

Macron Among 14 Heads of States on Potential Spyware List

On Tuesday, Amnesty International stated that French President Emmanual Macron was included on a list of 14 current or former heads of state who were potentially targeted for hacking through a product called Pegasus made by the Israeli spyware firm NSO Group. The organization called the incident an unprecedented revelation

Read More