Zero-day exploits found and disclosed hit a record high in 2021, Google Project Zero says

Written by AJ Vicens Apr 19, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Researchers at Google’s Project Zero said they tracked 58 cases of zero-day exploits “in the wild” in 2021 — the most…

Report: Research ties Pegasus spyware on phone Jamal Khashoggi’s wife to UAE agents

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 21, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP United Arab Emirates agents loaded Pegasus spyware on the phone of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s wife months before his death, the Washington…

Meta takes down 7 hacking-for-hire operations that targeted 50,000 users

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 16, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Meta removed seven “surveillance-for-hire” organizations that used Facebook to target at least 50,000 individuals across 100 countries for surveillance operations, some…

NSO Group's latest spyware on par with nation-state abilities, researchers say

Written by AJ Vicens Dec 15, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP When Apple announced Nov. 23 that it filed a lawsuit against Israeli spyware firm NSO Group, it claimed that the firm…

NSO Group tech reportedly used to hack US officials' iPhones

Written by AJ Vicens Dec 3, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Nearly a dozen iPhones associated with U.S. State Department employees were hacked using spyware developed by Israel-based NSO Group, Reuters first…

Apple alerts journalists, activists about state-sponsored hacking attempts after NSO Group suit

Written by AJ Vicens Nov 24, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP On the same day Apple announced a lawsuit against Israeli spyware vendor NSO Group for developing hacking tools to help breach…

Apple sues NSO Group, spyware vendor known for helping governments hack critics

Written by AJ Vicens Nov 23, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Apple is suing Israeli spyware vendor NSO Group “to hold it accountable for the surveillance and targeting of Apple users,” the…

Spyware providers are flocking to international arms fairs to sell to NATO foes

Written by Tonya Riley Nov 8, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP European and Middle Eastern spyware and surveillance firms are marketing intrusion software to adversaries of the U.S., its intelligence allies and…

Commerce Department blacklists controversial spyware company NSO Group

Written by Tonya Riley Nov 3, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The Commerce Department Wednesday added two Israeli spyware companies, NSO Group and Candiru, to its entity list of companies that pose…

'A lot' of firms are developing offensive cyber techniques, hoping for investment

Written by AJ Vicens Oct 18, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Aggressive cyber tools remain a topic of interest for “a lot of companies” pitching their technology to investors thanks to interest…