Defending Against Pervasive Spyware

Security Boulevard

The spyware successfully infiltrated the mobile devices of more than 50,000 people, from Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador to reporters from CNN to Claude Mangin, the French. The post Defending Against Pervasive Spyware appeared first on Security Boulevard.

TajMahal Spyware

Schneier on Security

Kaspersky has released details about a sophisticated nation-state spyware it calls TajMahal: The TajMahal framework's 80 modules, Shulmin says, comprise not only the typical keylogging and screengrabbing features of spyware, but also never-before-seen and obscure tricks. And that unique spyware toolkit, Kaspersky says, bears none of the fingerprints of any known nation-state hacker group. kaspersky malware spyware

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Mexican Drug Cartels with High-Tech Spyware

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Pegasus And Spyware | Avast

Security Boulevard

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WhatsApp Compromised by Spyware

Adam Levin

WhatsApp disclosed a major security vulnerability that allowed hackers to remotely install spyware on mobile devices. The spyware deployed has been traced back to NSO Group, an Israeli cyber company alleged to have enabled Middle East governments to surveil its citizens. The attack has all the hallmarks of a private company reportedly that works with governments to deliver spyware that takes over the functions of mobile phone operating systems,” WhatsApp announced in a statement.

China officially condemns Pegasus spyware surveillance and accuses US

CyberSecurity Insiders

Chine Foreign Ministry has issued a public statement condemning the distribution and usage of Pegasus Spyware surveillance software by various countries. The post China officially condemns Pegasus spyware surveillance and accuses US appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders.

Apple iPhones to get protection against Pegasus Mobile Spyware

CyberSecurity Insiders

The post Apple iPhones to get protection against Pegasus Mobile Spyware appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders. Malware Apple iPhone spyware Pegasus

Pegasus Spyware is Back, Twitter Hacker Arrested, 16 Year Old Printer Bug

Security Boulevard

The post Pegasus Spyware is Back, Twitter Hacker Arrested, 16 Year Old Printer Bug appeared first on The Shared Security Show. The post Pegasus Spyware is Back, Twitter Hacker Arrested, 16 Year Old Printer Bug appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Pegasus Project investigation uncovers the reach and implications of NSO Group spyware

Security Boulevard

On Sunday, the first reports were published under the banner of the Pegasus Project, revealing the results of an investigation into how NSO Group’s military-grade spyware has been used to hack the smartphones of business leaders, heads of state, activists, journalists, politicians and more.

The Latest in Creepy Spyware

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airtravel alarms google internetofthings privacy spyware surveillanceThe Nest home alarm system shipped with a secret microphone , which -- according to the company -- was only an accidental secret : On Tuesday, a Google spokesperson told Business Insider the company had made an "error." "The The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in the tech specs," the spokesperson said. That was an error on our part.".

DevilsTongue Spyware Targets Windows Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Heimadal Security

A new report by Microsoft and Citizen Lab has tracked DevilsTongue spyware, a threat that targets zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows systems. Threat actors seem to belong to an Israeli-based spyware company by its name Candiru or Sourgum. What Is a Spyware?

Pegasus Project – how governments use Pegasus spyware against journalists

Security Affairs

Pegasus Project investigation into the leak of 50,000 phone numbers of potential surveillance targets revealed the abuse of NSO Group’s spyware. The report also includes indicators of compromise for Pegasus spyware attacks. SecurityAffairs – hacking, Pegasus Spyware).

Your iPhone and the Pegasus spyware hack: What you need to know

Tech Republic Security

iPhones have been compromised by the NSO Group's Pegasus spyware. Should you be worried? That depends on who you ask

Pegasus Spyware Targets Phones of Journalists, Activists, and Politicians

Heimadal Security

The post Pegasus Spyware Targets Phones of Journalists, Activists, and Politicians appeared first on Heimdal Security Blog. Cybersecurity News data leak Pegasus spyware

Pegasus Spyware Used in 45 Countries

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Citizen Lab has published a new report about the Pegasus spyware. On infected devices, Pegasus is a powerful spyware that can do many things, such as record conversations, steal private messages, exfiltrate photos, and much much more. Six of those countries are known to deploy spyware against political opposition: Bahrain, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. espionage malware spyware

Microsoft: Israeli firm used Windows zero-days to deploy spyware

Bleeping Computer

Microsoft and Citizen Lab have linked Israeli spyware company Candiru (also tracked as Sourgum) to new Windows spyware dubbed DevilsTongue deployed using now patched Windows zero-day vulnerabilities. [.].

Regulating International Trade in Commercial Spyware

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Spyware companies like NSO Group have relied on rubber stamp approvals by government agencies whose permission is required to export their technologies abroad. marketing privacy spyware surveillanceSiena Anstis, Ronald J. Deibert, and John Scott-Railton of Citizen Lab published an editorial calling for regulating the international trade in commercial surveillance systems until we can figure out how to curb human rights abuses.

Israeli surveillance firm Candiru used Windows zero-days to deploy spyware

Security Affairs

Experts said that Israeli surveillance firm Candiru, tracked as Sourgum, exploited zero-days to deliver a new Windows spyware. According to the experts, at least 100 activists, journalists and government dissidents across 10 countries were targeted with Candiru’s spyware.

The Difference Between Antivirus and Anti Spyware

SecureBlitz

The post The Difference Between Antivirus and Anti Spyware appeared first on SecureBlitz Cybersecurity. Tutorials anti spyware software anti virus software antivirus malware Protection ToolsYou should always make sure your computer is protected from viruses and other sorts of malware.

NSO Group Spyware Used On Journalists & Activists Worldwide

Dark Reading

An investigation finds Pegasus spyware, intended for use on criminals and terrorists, has been used in targeted campaigns against others around the world

iPhones running latest iOS hacked to deploy NSO Group spyware

Bleeping Computer

Human rights non-governmental organization Amnesty International and non-profit project Forbidden Stories revealed in a recent report that they found spyware made by Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group deployed on iPhones running Apple's latest iOS release, hacked using zero-day zero-click iMessage exploits. [.]. Security

Apple Security Under Scrutiny Amid Fallout from NSO Spyware Scandal

eSecurity Planet

Reports that the NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware was used by governments to spy on Apple iPhones used by journalists, activists, government officials and business executives is becoming a global controversy for NSO, Apple and a number of governments at the center of the scandal.

Israeli Firm Helped Governments Target Journalists, Activists with 0-Days and Spyware

The Hacker News

The spyware vendor was also formally identified as the commercial surveillance company that Google's

Protecting Phones From Pegasus-Like Spyware Attacks

Threatpost

Former spyware insider, current mobile white hat hacker Adam Weinberg on how to block spyware attacks. Podcast: Can a new SIM card and prepaid service from an MVNO help? Government Hacks Malware Mobile Security Newsmaker Interviews Podcasts

Trojan Spyware and BEC Attacks

Security Boulevard

Continue reading Trojan Spyware and BEC Attacks at Sucuri Blog. The post Trojan Spyware and BEC Attacks appeared first on Security Boulevard. When it comes to an organization’s security, business email compromise ( BEC ) attacks are a big problem.

Pegasus spyware has been here for years. We must stop ignoring it

Malwarebytes

Pegasus is spyware, and spyware is not made to respect privacy. According to NSO Group, its main spyware program is a beneficial tool for investigating and preventing terrorist attacks and maintaining the safety of the public. The post Pegasus spyware has been here for years.

Fitbit Spyware Steals Personal Data via Watch Face

Threatpost

Immersive Labs Researcher takes advantage of lax Fitbit privacy controls to build a malicious spyware watch face.

Candiru: Another Cyberweapons Arms Manufacturer

Schneier on Security

Citizen Lab has identified yet another Israeli company that sells spyware to governments around the world: Candiru. From the report : Summary: Candiru is a secretive Israel-based company that sells spyware exclusively to governments.

APT32 state hackers target human rights defenders with spyware

Security Affairs

The threat actors used by spyware to take over the target systems, spy on the victims, and exfiltrate data. The link points to files containing spyware that could infect both Mac OS or Windows systems.

XLoader, a $49 spyware that could target both Windows and macOS devices

Security Affairs

FormBook is a data-stealing malware that is used in cyber espionage campaigns, like other spyware it is capable of extracting data from HTTP sessions, keystroke logging, stealing clipboard contents.

Android Spyware Targets Executives

Doctor Chaos

A newly discovered Android spyware believed to be targeting high-level executives, but requires manual installation on devices, according to security firm Skycure. The malicious application was identified as a commercial spyware called Exaspy, which provides an attacker with access to a lot of the victim’s data. The program, Skycure researchers reveal, was installed on an […]. Wireless mobile wireless

French Launch NSO Probe After Macron Believed Spyware Target

Threatpost

Fourteen world leaders were among those found on list of NSO believed targets for its Pegasus spyware. Government Malware Mobile Security

Password-stealing spyware targets Android users in the UK

Tech Republic Security

The spyware tries to steal passwords and other sensitive data and accesses your contact list, warns the U.K.'s s National Cyber Security Centre

Mac Users Targeted by Spyware Spreading via Xcode Projects

Threatpost

Malware Vulnerabilities Web Security browser hijack Cookies developer projects fake app Mac mach-o macOS malware ransomware Spyware Trend Micro xcode projects xcsset Zero Day Exploits

Joker Spyware Plagues More Google Play Apps

Threatpost

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Watch out! Android Flubot spyware is spreading fast

Malwarebytes

This time it seems to be very active, especially in the UK where Android users are being targeted by text messages containing a link to a particularly nasty piece of spyware called Flubot. The tracking app is in fact spyware that steals passwords and other sensitive data.

New Leak Reveals Abuse of Pegasus Spyware to Target Journalists Globally

The Hacker News

A sweeping probe into a data leak of more than 50,000 phone numbers has revealed an extensive misuse of Israeli company NSO Group's Pegasus "military-grade spyware" to facilitate human rights violations by surveilling heads of state, activists, journalists, and lawyers around the world.

Agent Tesla Spyware Adds Fresh Tricks to Its Arsenal

Threatpost

Malware agent tesla emotet functionality keylogger new variants RAT remote access Trojan SpywareThe RAT is surging in 2020, becoming more prevalent than even the infamous TrickBot or Emotet malware.

Upgraded Cerberus Spyware Spreads Rapidly via MDM

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Experts spotted a new advanced Android spyware posing as “System Update”

Security Affairs

Researchers spotted a sophisticated Android spyware that implements exfiltration capabilities and surveillance features, including recording audio and phone calls. Following an investigation, we discovered it to be a sophisticated spyware campaign with complex capabilities.”

Tenda Router Zero-Days Emerge in Spyware Botnet Campaign

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APT32 state hackers target human rights defenders with spyware

Bleeping Computer

Vietnam-backed hacking group APT32 has coordinated several spyware attacks targeting Vietnamese human rights defenders (HRDs) between February 2018 and November 2020. [.].

NSO Group Impersonates Facebook Security Team to Spread Spyware — Report

Threatpost

Cloud Security Facebook Hacks Vulnerabilities Web Security amazon cloud infrastructure Lawsuit NSO Group security team portal spoofed page Spyware u.s. An investigation traces an NSO Group-controlled IP address to a fake Facebook security portal.