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

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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

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18 Feb 2021

Masslogger Swipes Microsoft Outlook, Google Chrome Credentials

According to researchers, Cybercriminals are targeting Windows users with a new and improved variant of the Masslogger Trojan. The malicious software is spyware that is designed to steal credentials from popular applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Google Chrome, and other messenger accounts. Researchers allegedly uncovered the campaign in mid-January, finding

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11 Feb 2021

Android spyware strains linked to state-sponsored Confucius threat group

On Tuesday, cybersecurity firm Lookout reported that they had uncovered evidence linking two malware strains recently targeting Android devices to Confucius, a pro-India state-sponsored hacking group. The two strains, called Hornbill and SunBird, are both forms of Android spyware seemingly focused on compromising the Whatapp messaging platform and stealing the

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21 Dec 2020

Dozens of Al Jazeera journalists allegedly hacked using Israeli firm’s spyware

Israeli spyware has allegedly been abused by the Saudi Arabian and United Arab Emirates leadership to hack the phones of dozens of Al Jazeera journalists. The unprecedented cyber attack stems from a private intelligence firm in Israel that appears to have sold the powerful tool. The Citizen Lab at the

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20 Oct 2020

GravityRAT Comes Back to Earth with Android, macOS Spyware

According to researchers, the cybercriminals behind the creation of the sophisticated GravityRAT spyware have released new variants for macOS and Android. This marks the first time the operators behind the remote access trojan have administered new versions since its formation in 2015. According to researchers from Kaspersky, the group has

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12 Oct 2020

Fitbit Spyware Steals Personal Data via Watch Face

Relaxed security and privacy practices at Fitbit has allowed for a vulnerability that compromises the device’s watch face and steals data. A researcher at Immersive Labs was able to expose a wide-open app-building API that could allow an attacker to build their own malicious application. This application could have the

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18 Sep 2020

Google Play Bans Stalkerware and ‘Misrepresentation’

Google has announced that its Play Store will enforce stricter bans prohibiting the sale of spy and surveillance ware that could potentially contribute to political influence campaigns. Starting on October 1, any application that could allow someone to track the user’s location or online activity will be removed from the

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29 Apr 2020

Sophisticated Android Spyware Attack Spreads via Google Play

Cybersecurity company Kaspersky has disclosed a new campaign targeting specific victims primarily in Southeast Asia that it’s dubbed the PhantomLance espionage campaign. Kaspersky believes that OceanLotus APT could be behind the attacks. The attacks are sophisticated and ongoing, targeting Andriod users in Asia. The campaign features complex spyware that is

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21 Jan 2020

Android Users Beware: These Top Camera Apps May Secretly Be Spying On You

The latest warning issued to consumers downloading apps that require camera access off of the Play Store has come from the research team at CyberNews. The reports expose the camera apps that boast billions of downloads, yet could be stealing user information. The team stated that the apps may spy

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