FBI: Compromised US Academic Credentials Identified Across Various Public and Dark Web Forums

The FBI is informing academic partners of identified US college and university credentials advertised for sale on online criminal marketplaces and publically accessible forums. This exposure of sensitive credential and network access information, especially privileged user accounts, could lead to subsequent Read More …

Ex-spymaster and fellow Brexiteers’ emails leaked by suspected Russian op

Emails between leading pro-Brexit figures in the UK have seemingly been stolen and leaked online by what could be a Kremlin cyberespionage team. The messages feature conversations between former spymaster Richard Dearlove, who led Britain’s foreign intelligence service MI6 from Read More …

Fake Windows exploits target infosec community with Cobalt Strike

A threat actor targeted security researchers with fake Windows proof-of-concept exploits that infected devices with the Cobalt Strike backdoor. Whoever is behind these attacks took advantage of recently patched Windows remote code execution vulnerabilities tracked as CVE-2022-24500 and CVE-2022-26809. When Read More …

Spain fires intelligence chief amid phone hacking scandals

Spain’s government fired the director of the country’s top intelligence agency Tuesday following the hacking of politicians’ cellphones, including the devices of the prime minister and several supporters of the Catalonia region’s secession. The National Intelligence Center, or CNI, has Read More …

Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia by digging into the accounts of kingdom critics

The Justice Department has charged two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia by accessing the company’s information on dissidents who use the platform, marking the first time federal prosecutors have publicly accused the kingdom of running agents in Read More …

Spanish PM, defense minister latest Pegasus spyware victims

Spain’s prime minister and defense minister are the latest elected officials to detect Pegasus spyware on their mobile phones, according to multiple media reports quoting Spanish authorities. During a press conference on Monday, Félix Bolaños, the minister for the presidency, Read More …

Android security: Flaw in an audio codec left two-thirds of smartphones at risk of snooping, say researchers

Millions of Android devices were vulnerable to a remote code execution attack due to flaws in an audio codec that Apple open-sourced years ago but which hasn’t been patched since. Researchers at Check Point discovered a bug in Apple Lossless Read More …

Apple and Meta Gave User Data to Hackers Who Used Forged Legal Requests

Apple Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc., the parent company of Facebook, provided customer data to hackers who masqueraded as law enforcement officials, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. Apple and Meta provided basic subscriber details, such as Read More …

Israel: Mossad head’s personal files, photos leaked by Iran-linked Telegram group

Photos and personal documents disclosing information on Mossad director David Barnea and his family were leaked in a Telegram channel called “Open Hands” on Tuesday, Walla reported. Created hours before the leak was published to some 30 followers, the channel Read More …

How a Saudi woman’s iPhone revealed hacking around the world

A single activist helped turn the tide against NSO Group, one of the world’s most sophisticated spyware companies now facing a cascade of legal action and scrutiny in Washington over damaging new allegations that its software was used to hack Read More …