Malicious WhatsApp mod distributed through legitimate apps

Last year, Kaspersky researchers wrote about the Triada Trojan inside FMWhatsApp, a modified WhatsApp build. At that time, they discovered that a dropper was found inside the distribution, along with an advertising SDK. This year, the situation has repeated, but Read More …

1,900 Signal users exposed: Twilio attacker ‘explicitly’ looked for certain numbers

The security breach at Twilio earlier this month affected at least one high-value customer, Signal, and led to the exposure of the phone number and SMS registration codes for 1,900 users of the encrypted messaging service, it confirmed. However, Signal Read More …

FBI Document Says the Feds Can Get Your WhatsApp Data – in Real Time

As Apple and WhatsApp have built themselves into multibillion-dollar behemoths, they’ve done it while preaching the importance of privacy, especially when it comes to secure messaging. But in a previously unreported FBI document obtained by Rolling Stone, the bureau claims Read More …

Fake end-to-end encrypted chat app distributes Android spyware

The GravityRAT remote access trojan is being distributed in the wild again, this time under the guise of an end-to-end encrypted chat application called SoSafe Chat. This particular RAT (remote access trojan) targets predominately Indian users, being distributed by Pakistani Read More …

How Facebook Undermines Privacy Protections for Its 2 Billion WhatsApp Users

When Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new “privacy-focused vision” for Facebook in March 2019, he cited the company’s global messaging service, WhatsApp, as a model. Acknowledging that “we don’t currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services,” the Facebook Read More …

The AN0M fake secure chat app may have been too clever for its own good

Late last week, FBI International Operations Division legal attaché for Australia Anthony Russo added another important piece of information: speaking to Australian newspapers he said one reason for discontinuing use of AN0M was that it produced too much intelligence. “The Read More …

800 Criminals Arrested In Biggest Ever Law Enforcement Operation Against Encrypted Communication

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Dutch National Police (Politie), and the Swedish Police Authority (Polisen), in cooperation with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and 16 other countries have carried out with the support of Europol one Read More …

Europol: New Major Interventions To Block Encrypted Communications Of Criminal Networks

Judicial and law enforcement authorities in Belgium, France and the Netherlands have in close cooperation enabled major interventions to block the further use of encrypted communications by large-scale organised crime groups (OCGs), with the support of Europol and Eurojust. The Read More …