PoetRAT Resurfaces in Attacks in Azerbaijan Amid Escalating Conflict

A new iteration of the PoetRAT spyware, sporting improvements to operational security, code efficiency and obfuscation, is making the rounds in Azerbaijan, targeting the public sector and other key organizations as the country’s conflict with Armenia over disputed territory intensifies. 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 …

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 …

New Android Spyware Tools Emerge in Widespread Surveillance Campaign

Researchers have uncovered a surveillance campaign, dating back to at least 2013, which has used a slew of Android surveillanceware tools to spy on the Uyghur ethnic minority group. The campaign uses three never-before-seen Android surveillanceware tools, dubbed SilkBean, GoldenEagle Read More …

Android ‘ActionSpy’ Malware Targets Turkic Minority Group

Researchers have discovered a new Android spyware, dubbed ActionSpy, targeting victims across Tibet, Turkey and Taiwan. The spyware is distributed either via watering-hole websites or fake websites. Researchers believe ActionSpy is being used in ongoing campaigns to target Uyghur victims. The Uyghurs, a Turkic 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 …

This powerful Android malware stayed hidden for years, infecting tens of thousands of smartphones

A carefully managed hacking and espionage campaign is infecting smartphones with a potent form of Android malware, providing those behind it with total control of the device, while also remaining completely hidden from the user. Mandrake spyware abuses legitimate Android Read More …

Oil and Gas Firms Targeted With Agent Tesla Spyware

Attackers are targeting energy companies with the Agent Tesla spyware, as seen in recent spearphishing emails with malicious attachments. Researchers say that until now, Agent Tesla has not been associated with campaigns targeting the oil-and-gas vertical. The emails leverage the tumultuous Read More …