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Report: Israel police used spyware on Netanyahu’s son, aides

February 7, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Israeli police allegedly used spyware on the phones of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son and members of his inner circle, an Israeli newspaper reported Monday. Calcalist has published a series of recent reports alleging that police used sophisticated spyware […]


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Liberals in EU parliament seek inquiry on abuse of spyware

January 12, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The third-largest group in the European Parliament called Wednesday for the establishment of a committee to investigate abuses by European Union governments with powerful spyware produced by Israel’s NSO Group. Renew Europe, a liberal political grouping, made its appeal following […]


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Android malware attacks increasing, Google’s OS more ‘interesting’ to average cybercriminal than iOS

October 1, 2021

Via: TechSpot

One area focused on within the report is the current state of Android malware. “It is an open source system with many vendors having their own Android versions (with their own vulnerabilities and patching problems),” Eset security awareness specialist Ondrej […]


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WhatsApp vulnerability exploited to infect phones with Israeli spyware

May 14, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Attackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allowed them to infect phones with advanced spyware made by Israeli developer NSO Group, the Financial Times reported on Monday, citing the company and a spyware technology dealer. A representative of […]


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Google Kicks 500 Apps Off Online Store Over Spyware Concerns

August 23, 2017

Via: Fortune

A spyware scare has led Google to remove over 500 apps from its online app store. The decision comes after researchers from cybersecurity firm Lookout disclosed this week the discovery of more than 500 apps available through Google (GOOG, +1.94%) […]


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Researchers report >4,000 apps that secretly record audio and steal logs

August 14, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

A single threat actor has aggressively bombarded Android users with more than 4,000 spyware apps since February, and in at least three cases the actor snuck the apps into Google’s official Play Market, security researchers said Thursday. Soniac was one […]


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There’s now a tool to test for NSA spyware

April 24, 2017

Via: CIO

Has your computer been infected with a suspected NSA spying implant? A security researcher has come up with a free tool that can tell. Luke Jennings of security firm Countercept wrote a script in response to last week’s high-profile leak […]


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Apple patches iOS security flaws found in spyware targeting activist

August 26, 2016

Via: CIO

To spy on a human rights activist, hackers allegedly connected to a Middle Eastern government used three previously unknown vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS. The claims — from research at Toronto-based Citizen Lab and mobile security firm Lookout — focus on […]


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8 ways to fend off spyware, malware and ransomware

September 16, 2015

Via: itCurated

Recent increases in cyberattacks and identity theft make it seem like the whole Internet is turning into the Dark Web. But while no system is unhackable, there are some painless precautions you can follow that might help keep you step […]