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 removes accounts of spyware company Cytrox after Citizen Lab report on gov't hacks

Citizen Lab has released a new report highlighting widespread government use of the “Predator” spyware from North Macedonian developer Cytrox. Researchers found that Predator was used to attack two people…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…