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Spyware Vendor’s Heliconia Framework Exploits Browser Vulnerabilities

A company in Barcelona that purports to offer custom security solutions is tied to exploitation frameworks that can deploy spyware. Variston IT’s “Heliconia framework exploits n-day vulnerabilities in Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft ...
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Hacking Google: Lessons From the Security Team, Part One

Cybersecurity is a battle that all organizations must fight, and there is really no point in doing it alone. Sharing information – the latest attack vectors, shifts in tactics, new-found defenses – ...
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TikTok ‘Will’ Spy on US Citizens — Say Sources

TikTok ‘Will’ Spy on US Citizens — Say Sources

TikTok parent ByteDance is planning to track the location of certain targeted individuals on U.S. soil, using a specialist Chinese team ...
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Qatar Spyware

Everyone visiting Qatar for the World Cup needs to install spyware on their phone. Everyone travelling to Qatar during the football World Cup will be asked to download two apps called Ehteraz ...
NSO Group Fires CEO — and 100 Staff — in Spyware ‘Streamlining’

NSO Group Fires CEO — and 100 Staff — in Spyware ‘Streamlining’

NSO, notorious producer of the Pegasus nation-state spyware, is struggling. So it’s dumped its CEO, Shalev Hulio, and around 100 employees ...
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Solved: Subzero Spyware Secret — Austrian Firm Fingered

Solved: Subzero Spyware Secret — Austrian Firm Fingered

DSIRF GmbH codenamed ‘Knotweed’ by Microsoft and RiskIQ ...
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NSO Group’s Pegasus Spyware Used against Thailand Pro-Democracy Activists and Leaders

Yet another basic human rights violation, courtesy of NSO Group: Citizen Lab has the details: Key Findings We discovered an extensive espionage campaign targeting Thai pro-democracy protesters, and activists calling for reforms ...
Lockdown Mode: Apple to protect users from targeted spyware attacks

Lockdown Mode: Apple to protect users from targeted spyware attacks

Apple has previewed a new feature which aims to harden high-risk users from the serious threat of being spied upon by enemy states and intelligence agencies. “Lockdown Mode” is scheduled to arrive ...
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Hermit Previews Sophisticated Spyware To Come

The appropriately named Hermit enterprise-grade Android surveillanceware currently used by the Kazakhstan government within its borders—and deployed to Italy and Syria—portends the sophistication of spyware to come. “The Hermit app that initially ...
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Spanish Govt. Hacked by NSO Pegasus Spyware (or was it?)

Spanish Govt. Hacked by NSO Pegasus Spyware (or was it?)

The prime minister and the defense minister of Spain were infected with Pegasus. The notorious spyware, sold by NSO Group “only to governments,” caused large amounts of data to be exfiltrated ...
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