spyware

The ToTok app, which is allegedly a surveillance operation by the United Arab Emirates.

Top 50 Social App ToTok Outed As Spying Tool For United Arab Emirates; Apple And Google Delete It

Apple and Google have removed an app American officials call a spying tool for the United Arab Emirates from the App Store and Google Play. Called ToTok — no relation to TikTok — the app is a communications tool similar to WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. ToTok has 7.9 million downloads between Google Play and the …

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Activists’ phones targeted by one of the world’s most advanced spyware apps

Mobile phones of two prominent human rights activists were repeatedly targeted with Pegasus, the highly advanced spyware made by Israel-based NSO, researchers from Amnesty International reported this week. The Moroccan human rights defenders received SMS text messages containing links to malicious sites. If clicked, the sites would attempt to install Pegasus, which as reported here …

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Fake veteran hiring site downloads spyware instead of jobs

Enlarge / This site will not make America safer. A “threat group” previously identified as being behind a set of attacks on IT providers in Saudi Arabia has now been spotted targeting US military veterans and companies with a malicious webpage that purports to be an employment site. According to a report posted today by …

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Operation indiscriminately infects iPhones with spyware

Researchers say suspected nation-state hackers infected Apple iPhones with spyware over two years in what security experts on Friday called an alarming security failure for a company whose calling card is privacy. A mere visit to one of a small number of tainted websites could infect an iPhone with an implant capable of sending the …

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Despite ban on spyware ads, Google allows ad blitz by hacking firm NSO

Since it began selling its powerful smartphone spyware to governments in 2011, the Israeli cyber-intelligence firm NSO Group has cultivated an air of strict secrecy befitting its image as a haven for ex-military hackers. The company has tried to change its name multiple times, and when a Fast Company reporter called an NSO office in …

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French firm peddles spyware ‘to find out if your son is gay’

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Oh, look. It’s dad. Fairfax Media I cling on to the perhaps naive belief that some things are still private. Technology, however, embraces the premise that you can find out anything with just a few clicks and tricks. This sometimes …

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