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

Journalist says he was targeted by spyware from firm despite its human rights policy | Technology

As NSO Group faced mounting criticism last year that its hacking software was being used illegally against journalists, dissidents and campaigners around the world, the Israeli spyware company unveiled a new policy that it said showed its commitment to human rights. Now an investigation has alleged that another journalist, Omar Continue Reading

US moots legal scrutiny of commercial spyware – Security- Tempemail

The United States Congress is seeking public funding for a legally mandated report into the threats presented by foreign governments using commercial spyware, in the wake of recent scandals such as the alleged hacking of murdered US journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos’ phones. As part of the Continue Reading

Hiding in plain sight: PhantomLance walks into a market- Tempemail

In July 2019, Dr. Web reported about a backdoor trojan in Google Play, which appeared to be sophisticated and unlike common malware often uploaded for stealing victims’ money or displaying ads. So, we conducted an inquiry of our own, discovering a long-term campaign, which we dubbed “PhantomLance”, its earliest registered Continue Reading