US Senate passes Bill to ban goods produced from Uyghur forced labour

The US Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a Bill banning the import of all goods, including technology, produced in the Chinese region of Xinjiang to penalise the Chinese government for…

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…

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…

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…

US and Australia enter CLOUD Act agreement for cross-border access to electronic evidence

Australia and the United States have entered into a landmark CLOUD Act agreement to bolster efforts in preventing serious organised crime, terrorism, ransomware attacks, critical infrastructure sabotage, and child sexual…

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…

Grindr Fined €6.5m for Selling User Data Without Explicit Consent

Grindr Fined €6.5m for Selling User Data Without Explicit Consent Dating app Grindr has been fined €6.5m (£5.5m) for selling user data to advertisers without their explicit consent. The fine…

All You Need to Know About the New Zero-Day Found in the Log4j Java Library

Log4j 2 is a Java logging library that is open source and extensively used in a variety of software applications and services throughout the world. The flaw gives threat actors…

Saudi human rights activist files lawsuit against former US intelligence operatives for hacking scandal

Saudi human rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has filed a lawsuit against spyware maker DarkMatter Group and three former US intelligence operatives for their role in helping the United Arab Emirates…

DARPA Announces SMOKE Program

DARPA Announces SMOKE Program US military network-security researchers have launched a new program to discover more about the tactics of malicious hackers. The Signature Management Using Operational Knowledge and Environments…