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Police used notorious spyware to snoop on citizens – media inquiry
The surveillance was allegedly done without the required court supervision or authorization
El Salvador denies responsibility for hacking journalists after report finds Pegasus spyware on their phones
El Salvador's government has denied responsibility for hacking the cell phones of at least 35 journalists and other members of civil society by using the spying program known as Pegasus.
El Salvador journalists and activists hacked with spyware, report says
Dozens of journalists and activists in El Salvador have had their phones hacked with the spyware Pegasus, which has been used by governments to monitor critics and dissidents, a report says.
Poland admits buying Israeli Pegasus spyware
The leader of the ruling Law and Justice party says it's a good thing that his country obtained the high-tech surveillance software
Pegasus spyware scandal rocks Polish government
Researchers find new evidence of Pegasus spyware targeting opposition leaders
Meta warns 50,000 Facebook, Instagram users may have been targeted by private 'surveillance-for-hire' firms
The 7 surveillance firms were based in Israel, India, North Macedonia, China
Saudi Who Claims Crown Prince Wants Him Killed Wins A Legal Step
Over decades of service in the Saudi government, Aljabri said in the suit, he became privy to sensitive information about Prince Mohammed's "covert political scheming within the Royal Court"
Saudi Arabia ‘Targeted Phone’ of UN Investigator into Yemen War Crimes
A UN investigator, who was probing war crimes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, was targeted with spyware made by Israel’s NSO Group, a forensic analysis of his device has found.
Need 5 Housekeepers, Couture: Dubai Ruler's Ex-Wife In $733 Million Win
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has been directed to make a one-off payment of 251.5 million pounds within three months to his ex-wife for the upkeep of her British mansions, to cover the money she said she was owed for jewellery a...
Polish opposition duo hacked with NSO spyware
The aggressive cellphone break-ins of a high-profile lawyer representing top Polish opposition figures came in the final weeks of pivotal 2019 parliamentary elections. Two years later, a prosecutor challenging attempts by the populist ri...
UAE put NSO's Pegasus on Khashoggi's wife's phone - report
A UAE government agency downloaded NSO Group’s Pegasus software on the cellphone of the wife of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
Facebook alerts 50,000 users targeted by cyber mercenaries as it bans seven surveillance-for-hire groups
The company's alerts warn of "sophisticated attackers" targeting victims' accounts and urge users to be cautious when accepting friend requests and interacting with people they don't know.
Facebook exposes mercenary spy firms that targeted 50,000 people
Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O) is calling out half a dozen private surveillance companies for hacking or other abuses, accusing them in a report published Thursday of collectively targeting about 50,000 people across its platfo...
Unit behind notorious Pegasus spyware on brink of shutdown – reports
The owners of the NSO Group, which hit headlines this year for creating and selling Pegasus spyware to governments around the world, is reportedly looking to shut down its scandal-ridden department and sell the entire company.
Takeaways from the Pegasus Project
Here are key takeaways from the Pegasus Project, which found that spyware leased by the NSO Group was used in attempted and successful hacks of 37 smartphones belonging to journalists, human rights activists, business executives and the ...
If You Have Enough Money, You Might Want to Buy These Military Aircraft
Are you interested in purchasing a powerful aircraft? If so, you are in luck. The military is selling certain units to civilians! Of course, this is not going to come cheap. You better be ready to spend an arm and leg if you want to brin...
Israeli Spyware Firm Behind Pegasus Faces Risk of Default After US Blacklisting
In early November, Israeli spyware company NSO Group, which is behind "Pegasus," was sanctioned by the United States over its alleged involvement in activities that pose a threat to American national security.
France denies talks to buy Israeli Pegasus spyware
France allegedly negotiated with Israeli-owned NSO group to buy its Pegasus spying software, according to the MIT Technology Review. Talks reportedly broke down after revelations in July identified Emmanuel Macron as one of the software’...
Apple Sues Pegasus-Maker Israeli Firm For Targeting Its Users
In a statement, Apple said it is also seeking a "permanent injunction to ban NSO Group from using any Apple software, services, or devices".
Apple finally allows you to fix iPhones yourself
Israeli firm’s spyware linked to attacks on websites in UK and Middle East
Canada-based researchers say new evidence suggests Candiru’s software used to target critics of autocratic regimes
No 10 accused of failing to act against states accused of NSO spyware abuses
Group of 10 MPs and peers say Boris Johnson’s government has prioritised trade over national security
US sanctions NSO Group, Israeli spyware company at centre of Pegasus Papers
NSO Group and three other businesses will have to receive special licences from the US Department of Commerce in order to acquire American technology, but the sanctions do not prohibit Americans from purchasing the company's tools.
Israel Distances Itself From Blacklisted Pegasus Sypware Maker NSO
An investigation by 17 media organisations published in July said NSO's Pegasus software had targeted smartphones of journalists, rights activists and government officials in several countries.
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