Simjacker attack exploited in the wild to track users for at least two years

Security researchers have disclosed today an SMS-based attack method being abused in the real world by a surveillance vendor to track and monitor individuals. “We are quite confident that this exploit has been developed by a specific private company that 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 …

Firefox And Chrome Fight Back Against Kazakhstan’s Spying

Against the backdrop of China, Russia, and Iran working to sequester their own private, national internets, other countries like Kazakhstan have experimented with similar balkanization and internet-control initiatives. Kazakhstan first piloted a monitoring system in 2015 that would offer access to all web traffic Read More …

Update WhatsApp now: Bug lets snoopers put spyware on your phone with just a call

WhatsApp has disclosed a serious vulnerability in the messaging app that gives snoops a way to remotely inject Israeli spyware on iPhone and Android devices simply by calling the target. The bug, detailed in a Monday Facebook advisory for CVE-2019-3568, is Read More …

Mysterious hacker has been selling Windows 0-days to APT groups for three years

For the past three years, a mysterious hacker has been selling Windows zero-days to at least three cyber-espionage groups, as well as cyber-crime gangs, researchers from Kaspersky Lab have told ZDNet. The hacker’s activity reinforces recent assessments that some government-backed cyber-espionage Read More …