Irish-linked spyware used in brazen attacks

The Irish government is set to investigate a digital surveillance alliance that has been accused of letting its smartphone spyware “run wild across the world”, BBC News NI understands. It comes after Intellexa Limited and its parent company Thalestris were Read More …

‘Predator Files’ spyware scandal reveals brazen targeting of civil society, politicians and officials 

Shocking spyware attacks have been attempted against civil society, journalists, politicians and academics in the European Union (EU), USA and Asia, according to a major new investigation by Amnesty International. Among the targets of Predator spyware are United Nations (UN) Read More …

Is Fighting Cyber-Espionage Against Dissidents Getting Difficult?

Spying on opposition leaders, dissidents and critics has always been a norm in countries ruled by right-wing, fascist or authoritarian governments. The latest method has been to use emerging technologies which penetrate email accounts or smartphones and acquire all information Read More …

Mercenary mayhem: A technical analysis of Intellexa’s PREDATOR spyware

Commercial spyware use is on the rise, with actors leveraging these sophisticated tools to conduct surveillance operations against a growing number of targets. Cisco Talos has new details of a commercial spyware product sold by the spyware firm Intellexa (formerly Read More …

Greece: Report claims illegal surveillance software was used to spy on politicians, journalists and businessmen

Greece has been rocked by a ‘wiretapping’ scandal as a bombshell report claimed Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis ‘used state intelligence to spy on dozens of people including potential political rivals, journalists and businessmen’. Documento reported that the list of targets Read More …