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 zero-click iMessage exploit hacks iPhone without need to click links

The IT security researchers at Google have declared the NSO zero-click iMessage exploit as “Terrifying.” Google Project Zero’s (GPZ) Ian Beer and Samuel Groß have shared details on a new…

Google: This zero-click iPhone attack was incredible and terrifying

Google has explained how surveillance company NSO Group developed an exploit that would allow users of its software to gain access to an iPhone and install spyware – without a…

UK High Court reverses course, approves Julian Assange's extradition to US

A UK High Court has approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US.  ZDNet Recommends Assange has been wanted by US authorities since the early 2010s for…

UK Court Paves Way for Julian Assange’s Extradition to the US

UK Court Paves Way for Julian Assange’s Extradition to the US Julian Assange can be extradited from the UK to the US to face trial for leaking classified military and…

Israeli govt pledges greater oversight of cyber exports after NSO tools used to spy on US officials

The Israeli government’s Defense Exports Control Agency sent out a notice late on Monday indicating it would be enforcing stricter rules governing the export of offensive cyber tools. The announcement…

Apple’s NSO Group Lawsuit Amps Up Pressure on Pegasus Spyware-Maker

Just weeks after a judge ruled that NSO Group did not have immunity in a suit brought by Facebook subsidiary WhatsApp, Apple is adding significant weight to the company’s woes.…

Apple Sues “State-Sponsored” Spyware Firm NSO Group

Apple Sues “State-Sponsored” Spyware Firm NSO Group Apple has become the latest tech giant to sue Israeli spyware developer NSO Group, in a bid to hold it accountable for targeted…

Apple sues NSO Group over Pegasus spyware

Apple on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against mercenary spyware company NSO Group and its parent company, seeking a permanent injunction that bans NSO Group from using any Apple software, services…

Cyber-Mercenary Group Void Balaur Attacks High-Profile Targets for Cash

A Russian-language threat group is available for hire, to steal data on journalists, political leaders, activists and from organizations in every sector. Russian-language group Void Balaur, also tracked under the…