Second Catalan politician says phone was targeted by spyware

A second prominent member of Catalan’s pro-independence movement has revealed he was warned that his mobile phone was targeted using spyware. The development is likely to bolster calls for an investigation into the possible use of hacking technology by Spanish Read More …

Israel court rejects calls to revoke NSO Group’s spy software export licence

A court in Tel Aviv has rejected a ruling to order Israel to revoke the export license of the NSO Group, the country’s largest surveillance company, whose software has reportedly been used by governments to spy on dissidents and human Read More …

NSO Group Impersonates Facebook Security Team to Spread Spyware — Report

According to an investigative journalist team, the Israeli authors of the infamous Pegasus mobile spyware, NSO Group, have been using a spoofed Facebook login page, crafted to look like an internal Facebook security team portal, to lure victims in. The Read More …

FBI launches investigation into Pegasus spyware vendor over US citizen hacks

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched an investigation into NSO Group based on suspicions that US residents and companies may have been compromised for intelligence-gathering purposes. According to the Reuters news agency, investigators began examining NSO in 2017 Read More …

Poland pressured to say if it bought Israeli phone spyware

The Polish government is coming under pressure to clarify whether it has purchased sophisticated and potentially illegal phone surveillance technology that has been used to stifle dissent in other countries. Opposition lawmakers asked Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki whether the special Read More …

How a hacked phone may have led killers to Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi probably thought the messages he was sending to fellow Saudi dissident Omar Abdulaziz were hidden, cloaked in WhatsApp security. In reality they were compromised — along with the rest of Abdulaziz’s phone, which had allegedly been infected by Read More …