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…

Pegasus Spyware Infects U.S. State Department iPhones

It’s unknown who’s behind the cyberattacks against at least nine employees’ iPhones, who are all involved in Ugandan diplomacy. An unknown assailant planted NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware on the iPhones…

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…

CEO of Blacklisted Spyware Firm Quits

CEO of Blacklisted Spyware Firm Quits The newly appointed chief executive officer of Pegasus spyware maker NSO Group has relinquished his role following the company's recent addition to the United States' Department of…

New CEO-designate of Pegasus spyware maker NSO Group resigns after US sanctions

Multiple Israeli news outlets are reporting that Itzik Benbenisti, the person slated to become the new CEO of controversial spyware company NSO Group, has resigned just two weeks after accepting…

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…

US Blacklists Pegasus Spyware Maker

NSO Group plans to fight the trade ban, saying it’s “dismayed” and clinging to the mantra that its tools actually help to prevent terrorism and crime. NSO Group – the…

NSO Group Blacklisted by US for Trade in Spyware

NSO Group Blacklisted by US for Trade in Spyware A notorious Israeli spyware company has been added to a US export blacklist designed to prevent it from buying components from…

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…