Home / espionage
Category: espionage

Google is notifying Android users targeted by Hermit government-grade spyware

Hermit spyware works on all Android versions, and also targets an unknown number of iPhone users.

Read more

Researchers say Hermit, a powerful mobile spyware, is used by governments

The modular malware can targets Android and iOS devices, according to researchers.

Read more

NSO hacked new Pegasus victims weeks after Apple sought injunction

Jordanian journalists, lawyers and human rights defenders were targeted in the latest wave of phone hacking.

Read more

US charges four Russian spies for hacking Saudi oil facility and US nuclear power plant

The Triton malware attempted to blow up a Saudi oil facility in 2017, but failed.

Read more

European lawmakers launch investigation into use of Pegasus spyware by EU states

The committee will investigate the use of Pegasus by EU member states and possible violations of EU law.

Read more

Behind the stalkerware network spilling the private phone data of hundreds of thousands

A fleet of spyware apps share the same security flaw.

Read more

Spyware dealer who sold WhatsApp-hacking tech pleads guilty

Prosecutors say the dealer sold hacking tools to the Mexican government and private customers.

Read more

European data watchdog calls for EU-wide ban on Pegasus spyware

The watchdog said a ban would be necessary to protect "fundamental freedoms but also to democracy and the rule of law."

Read more

A global clash over technology dominance is mounting

When you understand that China is engaged in a generational effort to win dominance across the technology sector – military and civilian alike –...

Read more

Poland’s phone spyware scandal raises doubts over 2019 election

Pegasus spyware was used to spy on three critics of the Polish government, including an opposition lawmaker.

Read more

The coming reckoning: Showing ROI from threat intelligence

For threat intelligence teams, it appears old habits die hard. Many remain in the government intel mindset, focused on funneling data to the security...

Read more

A new spyware-for-hire, Predator, caught hacking phones of politicians and journalists

Meta said it notified about 50,000 people targeted by seven surveillance-for-hire outfits.

Read more

EFF sues spyware maker DarkMatter for illegally hacking Saudi activist

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a lawsuit against spyware maker DarkMatter, along with three former members of U.S. intelligence...

Read more

Apple alerts NSO phone hacking victims in Thailand, El Salvador and Uganda

Activists, researchers, and journalists are among the known new victims of NSO Group's phone hacking.

Read more

Apple files lawsuit against NSO Group over Pegasus spyware

The iPhone maker said it's seeking an injunction to "prevent further abuse and harm to its users."

Read more

This new Android spyware masquerades as legitimate apps

The spyware has already ensnared over a thousand victims.

Read more

Watch Edward Snowden launch Global Encryption Day, live today

Marginalized communities, survivors of abuse, politicians, law enforcement — they all use encrypted communications to keep their information...

Read more

YC-backed Malloc wants to take the sting out of mobile spyware

Mobile spyware is one of the most invasive and targeted kinds of unregulated surveillance, since it can be used to track where you go, who you see...

Read more

FTC bans spyware maker SpyFone, and orders it to notify hacked victims

The ban lands three years after SpyFone exposed thousands of victims' personal data.

Read more

A new NSO zero-click attack evades Apple’s iPhone security protections, says Citizen Lab

The attacks circumvents Apple's new security feature, BlastDoor, built into all versions of iOS 14.

Read more

This tool tells you if NSO’s Pegasus spyware targeted your phone

The toolkit scans iPhone and Android backup files for evidence of a compromise.

Read more

A new ‘digital violence’ platform maps dozens of victims of NSO Group’s spyware

Authoritarian governments have used NSO Group's spyware Pegasus to target their most outspoken critics.

Read more

Latest 20