Apple ramps up war on spyware, a growing digital scourge

Written by Tonya Riley Jul 6, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Apple will introduce a feature this fall allowing users to lock services that could otherwise be exploited by malicious hackers looking…

Spyware: why the booming surveillance tech industry is vulnerable to corruption and abuse

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Christian Kemp, Anglia Ruskin University The world’s most sophisticated commercially available spyware may be being abused, according to an investigation by 17 media organisations in ten…

ISPs Helping Attackers Install Hermit Spyware on Smartphones- Google

According to Google, Italian spyware provider RCS Labs received support from several Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to distribute Hermit spyware on iOS and Android smartphones in Kazakhstan and Italy. Google…

Google reveals sophisticated Italian spyware campaign targeting victims in Italy, Kazakhstan

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 23, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The little-known Italian spyware firm RCS Labs worked with unnamed internet service providers to install malicious apps on targets’ phones in…

Authorities Take Down SMS-based FluBot Android Spyware

The takedown resulted from a global law enforcement operation involving eleven countries, headed by Europol’s European Cybercrime Center. The European Cybercrime Center/EC3 of Europol and law enforcement agencies from eleven…

Predator Spyware Using Zero-day to Target Android Devices

Spyware developer firm Cytrox is under Google’s radar for developing exploits against five 0-day flaws in Android and Chrome. On Thursday, May 19th, Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) reported that…

Spyware merchants: the risks of outsourcing government hacking

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Monique Mann, Queensland University of Technology; Adam Molnar, Deakin University, and Ian Warren, Deakin University An Australian Tax Office (ATO) staffer recently leaked on LinkedIn a…

‘Anomalous’ Spyware Targets Industrial Companies

Several campaigns employing spyware have come to light, a new report shows. Researchers name these cyberattacks “Anomalous”. The threat actors’ targets are industrial enterprises and their final goal consists of…

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…

Facebook Aka Meta Bans Seven Spy-For-Hire Entities

Meta published a report on the 16th of December, named “Threat Report on the Surveillance-for-Hire Industry”, where it announced that it banned six alleged entities and a Chinese law enforcement…