Spyware

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2018, file photo the icons of Facebook and WhatsApp are pictured on an iPhone in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Facebook has sued the Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group for allegedly targeting some 1,400 users of its encrypted messaging service WhatsApp with highly sophisticated spyware. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
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October 29, 2019 - 6:45 pm
Facebook sued the Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group on Tuesday in U.S. federal court for allegedly targeting some 1,400 users of its encrypted messaging service WhatsApp with highly sophisticated spyware. The lawsuit filed in San Francisco is the first legal action of its kind, according to...
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September 05, 2019 - 9:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they're investigating allegations that a company in Bavaria supplied Turkey with software that could be used to spy on Turkish dissidents. Munich prosecutors said Thursday that they had opened the investigation into FinFisher after receiving complaints from a...
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FILE - This Sept. 12, 2018, file photo shows an Apple iPhone XR on display at the Steve Jobs Theater after an event to announce new products, in Cupertino, Calif. Security experts are calling a newly announced security vulnerability the worst yet affecting Apple’s iPhone. Google researchers say the mere act of visiting a small group of malware-infected websites was enough to allow attackers to steal sensitive information from iPhones, including text messages, photos and real-time location data. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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August 30, 2019 - 1:21 pm
Suspected nation-state hackers used malware-laden websites to infect iPhones with spyware in what security researchers are calling the worst general security failure yet affecting the Apple devices. Announced late Thursday by Google researchers, the vulnerabilities were quietly fixed by Apple in...
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June 18, 2019 - 11:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The CEO of London's Serpentine Galleries has quit amid what she calls "toxic personal attacks" over her husband's involvement in an Israeli spyware firm. Yana Peel, who has overseen the two Serpentine galleries for three years, said the criticism was based on "inaccurate media reports...
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FILE - This Friday, March 10, 2017, file photo shows the WhatsApp communications app on a smartphone, in New York. WhatsApp says a vulnerability in the popular communications app let mobile phones be infected with sophisticated spyware with a missed in-app call alone. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
May 14, 2019 - 4:25 pm
Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones without any user interaction. The Financial Times identified the hacking group as Israel's NSO Group, which has been widely...
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August 31, 2018 - 5:50 pm
PARIS (AP) — One day late last year, Qatari newspaper editor Abdullah Al-Athbah came home, removed the SIM card from his iPhone 7 and smashed it to pieces with a hammer. A source had just handed Al-Athbah a cache of emails suggesting that his phone had been targeted by hacking software made by...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2016, file photo, the logo of the Israeli NSO Group company is displayed on a building where they had offices until few months ago in Herzliya, Israel. Human rights group Amnesty International says that a member of its staff was targeted by Israeli-made spyware from the NSO Group. An Amnesty official says the hacking attempt is emblematic of the increased digital risk faced by activists worldwide. (AP Photo/Daniella Cheslow, file)
July 31, 2018 - 7:35 pm
LONDON (AP) — An Amnesty International employee has been targeted with Israeli-made surveillance software, the human rights group said Wednesday, adding to a growing number of examples of Israeli technology being used to spy on human rights workers and opposition figures in the Middle East and...
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