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…

Suspected Iranian hackers target airline with new backdoor

A suspected, state-sponsored Iranian threat group has attacked an airline with a never-before-seen backdoor.  On Wednesday, cybersecurity researchers from IBM Security X-Force said an Asian airline was the subject of…

Victims awarded $18 million in GirlsDoPorn online video case, boss on the run

Hundreds of victims involved in the non-consensual release of explicit videos online have been awarded video rights and millions of dollars in damages.  On Wednesday, the US Department of Justice…

Meta targets user information, database scraping in bug bounty expansion

Meta has announced an expansion to its bug bounty platform to include vulnerabilities that can be abused for data scraping.  On Wednesday, the company – recently rebranded from Facebook –…

Ransomware in 2022: We're all screwed

Ransomware is now a primary threat for businesses, and with the past year or so considered the “golden era” for operators, cybersecurity experts believe this criminal enterprise will reach new…

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…

“Sadistic” Online Extortionist Jailed for 32 Years

“Sadistic” Online Extortionist Jailed for 32 Years An online extortionist described by police as “sadistic” and “depraved” has been jailed for 32 years following a string of horrific crimes targeting…

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…

Pegasus Spyware Used to Hijack Phones of US State Department Officials

According to Reuters and The Washington Post, Apple informed nine U.S. Embassy and State Department staff members that their iPhones may have been targeted by an unknown attacker employing state-sponsored…