the German foreign intelligence service also used spyware

After the police, the intelligence services: a month after revelations in the German press showing that the country’s federal police, the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA), had used the Pegasus spyware in early 2020, the weekly The time reveals that the German foreign intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), is also a client of the controversial computer snitch. Pegasus, … Read more

Five French ministers’ phones show traces of Pegasus spyware

The telephone of the Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, presented “suspicious markers” of the Pegasus software. LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP The secrecy on the results of the analyzes carried out by the State in the wake of the revelations of the “Project Pegasus” is gradually lifting. Seventeen partner editorial offices, including The world, revealed … Read more

Apple fixes a serious security flaw that allowed Pegasus spyware to infect your devices

Published: 14 sep 2021 01:55 GMT It is the first time that a vulnerability has been detected and analyzed that involves malicious commands that do not require any user action to infect a device. Apple released a security patch on Monday to correct a critical security vulnerability, which could allow hackers to infect devices of … Read more

UN experts call for moratorium on spyware sales

A woman visits the spyware site, Pegasus, designed by an Israeli company, at an office in the Cypriot capital, Nicosia, on July 21, 2021. MARIO GOLDMAN / AFP After the recent wiretapping scandal related to Israeli software Pegasus, the UN is waiting for action. Experts demanded, Thursday, August 12, an international moratorium on the sale … Read more

for WhatsApp, “the whole industry must come together to end spyware”

By Interview by Stephanie Kirchgaessner Posted today at 11:00 a.m., updated at 11:06 a.m. MaintenanceWhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart reacted strongly to the “Project Pegasus” revelations in an interview with the “Guardian”. Will Cathcart is the CEO of WhatsApp. In 2019, the company discovered that NSO Group was using a flaw in its software to infect … Read more

Israeli spyware, journalists and heads of state targeted … What we know about the global cyber surveillance affair

They are activists, journalists, political opponents, but also heads of state like Emmanuel Macron. They were all targeted, and even spied on, by software developed by the Israeli company NSO called Pegasus. This investigation revealed Sunday by the consortium of journalists Forbidden Stories, to which belongs the investigation unit of Radio France, continues to have … Read more

This is how Pegasus works, the Israeli spyware that steals your cell phone information | International | News

Spying through phones, such as Pegasus, can be avoided. AFP July 19, 2021 – 3:05 p.m. Israel claims to be a pioneer country in technological innovation, but accusations of spying on journalists and activists through the Pegasus program of the Israeli company NSO reflect the hidden side of this digital diplomacy. Created in 2010 by … Read more

spyware used by states to target politicians, journalists, lawyers … including French people

This is arguably the most significant cyber espionage case since the Snowden affair. In 2013, we discovered, amazed, in the context of the post 9/11 era, that the US NSA had set up a globalized data surveillance system. But the revelations that Forbidden Stories and its partners, with technical support from Amnesty International’s Security Lab, … Read more

Microsoft, Google, Citizen Lab blow lid off zero-day bug-exploiting spyware sold to governments • The Register

Analysis Software patches from Microsoft this week closed two vulnerabilities exploited by spyware said to have been sold to governments by Israeli developer Candiru. On Thursday, Citizen Lab released a report fingering Candiru as the maker of the espionage toolkit, an outfit Microsoft code-named Sourgum. It is understood the spyware, code-named DevilsTongue by Microsoft, exploited … Read more