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Senior EU officials were targeted with Israeli spyware

April 11, 2022 11:22 am

Security researchers have said the victims were targeted between in 2021 using ForcedEntry, an advanced piece of software that was used by Israeli cyber surveillance vendor NSO Group.

iPhone flaw exploited by second Israeli spy firm-sources

February 03, 2022 11:39 pm

A flaw in Apple's software exploited by Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group to break into iPhones in 2021 was simultaneously abused by a competing company, according to five people familiar with the matter.

Spyware installed through SMS used to dupe thousands across country, 4 held: Police

August 12, 2021 4:34 am

Police said the four accused, one of whom is a qualified engineer, had duped several people of lakhs of rupees, adding they had access to thousands of mobile numbers belonging to people from across the country.

France investigates alleged spyware use against dissidents

July 20, 2021 8:38 pm

An investigation by a global media consortium published this week found more than 1,000 individuals in 50 countries who were allegedly selected by NSO clients for potential surveillance by its flagship Pegasus spyware. Among them were journalists and politicians in France

Liberals in Israeli government to discuss NSO spyware with defence minister

July 19, 2021 9:48 pm

NSO has denied what it called "the false allegations" raised by the media organizations and said it sells technology only to law enforcement and intelligence agencies of vetted governments in order to fight terrorism and crime.

Fake WhatsApp version, allegedly by a spyware vendor, used to target select users: Report

February 04, 2021 5:43 pm

The news about the fake WhatsApp version was first brought to notice by security company ZecOps as they tweeted about the cyberattack.

Facebook joined by human rights groups to fight spyware maker

December 24, 2020 11:26 am

NSO Group representatives didn’t respond to a request for comment. The company has previously said that its products are “used to stop terrorism, curb violent crime and save lives.”

Explained: Why is spyware, stalkerware gaining traction during the pandemic?

July 28, 2020 7:20 am

Spy and stalkerware apps, like viruses and other malware, infect devices that are connected to the internet.

Saudi Arabia outsources cyber arsenal and buys spyware, say experts

January 28, 2020 10:03 am

Saudi Arabia's cyber arsenal is believed to be primarily composed of outsourced espionage tools, which it has combined with disinformation tactics on social media, they said.

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