BAHAMUT Spies-for-Hire Linked to Extensive Nation-State Activity

A cyberespionage group known as BAHAMUT has been linked to a “staggering” number of ongoing attacks against government officials and private-sector VIPs in the Middle East and South Asia, while also engaging in wide-ranging disinformation campaigns. That’s according to BlackBerry Read More …

APT-C-23 Android Spyware Variant Snoops on WhatsApp, Telegram Messages

Researchers say they have uncovered a new Android spyware variant with an updated command-and-control communication strategy and extended surveillance capabilities that snoops on social media apps WhatsApp and Telegram. The malware, Android/SpyC32.A, is currently being used in active campaigns targeting Read More …

Cyber Competition And Nonstate Actors In A Data-Rich World

Last year I got a parking ticket for lingering too long in a limited zone. Parking tickets are not sufficient reason to declare war on a city’s thinly veiled vehicular taxation scheme for the absentminded. And yet I wanted to. Read More …

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 …

German authorities seize ‘BlueLeaks’ server that hosted data on US cops

German authorities have seized today a web server that hosted BlueLeaks, a website that provided access to internal documents stolen from US police departments. The server belonged to DDoSecrets (Distributed Denial of Secrets), an activist group that published the files Read More …

‘Lamphone’ Hack Uses Lightbulb Vibrations to Eavesdrop on Homes

Researchers have discovered a novel way to spy on conversations that are happening in houses from almost a hundred feet away. The hack stems simply from a lightbulb hanging in the home. The hack, dubbed “lamphone,” is performed by analyzing 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 …

Thunderbolt flaws affect millions of computers – even locking unattended devices won’t help

A Dutch researcher has detailed nine attack scenarios that work against all computers with Thunderbolt shipped since 2011 and which allow an attacker with physical access to quickly steal data from encrypted drives and memory. Researcher Björn Ruytenberg detailed the Read More …

Facebook-NSO lawsuit: Hundreds of WhatsApp attacks linked to one IP address

The legal case between Facebook and Israeli spyware vendor NSO Group is starting to yield the details tech and cyber-security experts have been waiting since Facebook filed its lawsuit in October 2019. In court documents filed yesterday, Facebook said it linked Read More …