WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected with a call alone

Business 05/14/19, 00:47

Spyware crafted by an "advanced cyber actor" infected multiple targeted mobile phones through the popular WhatsApp communications program without any user intervention through in-app voice calls, the company said.The Financial Times identified the actor as Israel's NSO Group, and a WhatsApp spokesman later said "we're certainly not refuting any of ...

Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many

Europe 02/11/19, 03:34

When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens. The Associated Press has now learned ...

Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many

Europe 02/10/19, 20:20

The Associated Press has identified a total of six people who have been approached by undercover operatives on false pretexts over the past two months, in an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on citizens.The ...

APNewsBreak: Undercover agents target cybersecurity watchdog

Tech 01/25/19, 18:24

The Associated Press has found that researchers who reported the role of Israeli spyware in the targeting of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's inner circle are in turn being targeted by international undercover operatives.Twice in the past two months men masquerading as socially conscious investors have lured members of the ...

Saudi friend of Khashoggi sues Israeli surveillance company

Tech 12/03/18, 06:27

A Saudi dissident has filed a lawsuit against an Israeli surveillance company, claiming its sophisticated spyware targeted him and helped lead to the killing of his friend, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.The suit, filed in a Tel Aviv court on Sunday, follows others previously filed against the company. But because of ...

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