A New Software Supply‑Chain Attack Targeted Millions With Spyware – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers today disclosed a new supply chain attack compromising the update mechanism of NoxPlayer, a free Android emulator for PCs and Macs. Dubbed “Operation NightScout” by Slovak cybersecurity firm ESET, the highly-targeted surveillance campaign involved distributing three different malware families via tailored malicious updates to selected victims based in Continue Reading

North Korean Hackers Used ‘Torisma’ Spyware in Job Offers-based Attacks – Tempemail

A cyberespionage campaign aimed at aerospace and defense sectors in order to install data gathering implants on victims’ machines for purposes of surveillance and data exfiltration may have been more sophisticated than previously thought. The attacks, which targeted IP-addresses belonging to internet service providers (ISPs) in Australia, Israel, Russia, and Continue Reading

New Kimsuky Module Makes North Korean Spyware More Powerful – Tempemail

A week after the US government issued an advisory about a “global intelligence gathering mission” operated by North Korean state-sponsored hackers, new findings have emerged about the threat group’s spyware capabilities. The APT — dubbed “Kimsuky” (aka Black Banshee or Thallium) and believed to be active as early as 2012 Continue Reading

Police Raided German Spyware Company FinFisher Offices – Tempemail

German investigating authorities have raided the offices of Munich-based company FinFisher that sells the infamous commercial surveillance spyware dubbed ‘FinSpy,’ reportedly in suspicion of illegally exporting the software to abroad without the required authorization. Investigators from the German Customs Investigation Bureau (ZKA), ordered by the Munich Public Prosecutor’s Office, searched Continue Reading

New Android Spyware Found Posing as Telegram and Threema Apps – Tempemail

A hacking group known for its attacks in the Middle East, at least since 2017, has recently been found impersonating legitimate messaging apps such as Telegram and Threema to infect Android devices with a new, previously undocumented malware. “Compared to the versions documented in 2017, Android/SpyC23.A has extended spying functionality, Continue Reading

FinSpy Spyware for Mac and Linux OS Targets Egyptian Organisations – Tempemail

Amnesty International today exposed details of a new surveillance campaign that targeted Egyptian civil society organizations with previously undisclosed versions of FinSpy spyware designed to target Linux and macOS systems. Developed by a German company, FinSpy is extremely powerful spying software that is being sold as a legal law enforcement Continue Reading

Spyware is Distributed Under the Guise of Android Apps – Tempemail

Sourced from Republic Title A new kind of Android spyware has been distributed by Transparent Tribe, a prolific APT group, under the guise of official COVID-19 applications – according to Kaspersky researchers. The threat actors have capitalised on the pandemic to extend their operations and infect mobile devices. Recent findings show Continue Reading

WhatsApp spyware attack: senior clergymen in Togo among activists targeted | Technology

A prominent Catholic bishop and a priest in Togo have been told they were targeted by spyware made by the private surveillance firm NSO Group, in the first known case of its kind involving members of the clergy. A joint investigation by the Guardian and the French newspaper Le Monde Continue Reading

Advanced StrongPity Hackers Target Syria and Turkey with Retooled Spyware – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers today uncovered new details of watering hole attacks against the Kurdish community in Syria and Turkey for surveillance and intelligence exfiltration purposes. The advanced persistent threat behind the operation, called StrongPity, has retooled with new tactics to control compromised machines, cybersecurity firm Bitdefender said in a report shared Continue Reading

Is spyware technology helping governments hack phones? | Technology

In October 2019, the encrypted messaging app WhatsApp filed a lawsuit against a little known Israeli technology company called NSO Group. It accused the group of being responsible for a series of highly sophisticated cyber-attacks on 1,400 of its users, many of them human rights activists, journalists and diplomatic officials. Continue Reading