Posts Tagged ‘spyware’

NETHERLANDS, SNOWPIERCER, BLAIR, SCOTLAND, PEGASUS SPYWARE, DENMARK, CANADA, AUTISTIC, TRUSS

[embedded content]… Netherlands ‘In 2032, 18 years after an attempt to stop global warming via stratospheric aerosol injection catastrophically backfires and creates a new ice age, the remnants of humanity have taken to a self-sustaining circumnavigational train, the Snowpiercer, run by reclusive transportation magnate Wilford. ‘The passengers on the train are segregated, with the elite […]

A UAE Agency Put Pegasus Spyware on Phone of Jamal Khashoggi’s Wife Months before His Murder: Washington Post

December 21, 2021 Emirates flight attendant Hanan Elatr surrendered her two Android cellphones, laptop and passwords when security agents surrounded her at the Dubai airport. They drove her, blindfolded and in handcuffs, to an interrogation cell on the edge of the city, she said. There, she was questioned all night and into the morning about […]

Polish opposition duo hacked with NSO spyware, digital researchers say

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 right-wing government to purge the judiciary had her smartphone hacked. In both instances, the invader was military-grade spyware from NSO Group, the […]

Apple sues Israeli firm NSO Group to stop spyware use on iPhones

Tech giant Apple announced on Tuesday that they would sue NSO Group, an Israeli firm known for its spyware that can hack into phones. Apple is seeking to ban NSO Group “from using any Apple software, services, or devices.” “State-sponsored actors like the NSO Group spend millions of dollars on sophisticated surveillance technologies without effective […]

Palestinians Attacked, Spyware NSO, Sebastia Invaded, Palestinians Arrested, Store Destroyed, Palestinians Injured, Al-Aqsa Mosque

November 12, 2021 By KhamakarPress News – Israeli settlers brutally attack, beat Palestinians in Hebron, shoot sharp bullets Extremist Israeli settlers attacked and fired live ammunition at Palestinians Wednesday evening in the village of Khallet al-Dabe’h, in the Masafer Yatta community, south of Hebron, injuring at least five.According to the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, a group […]

Palestinian human rights activists target of Israeli spyware hack

Six Palestinian human rights activists were targeted by spyware from the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, a new report revealed on Monday, in the first reported instance of Palestinian activists being targeted by the surveillance company.  In a report from Frontline Defenders (FLD), the group revealed that six activists, who are members of the six […]

Blacklisting the Merchants of Spyware

In a modest effort to disrupt the global spyware market, the United States announced last week that four entities had been added to its blacklist.  On November 3, the US Department of Commerce revealed that it would be adding Israel-based companies NSO Group and Candiru to its entity list “based on evidence that these entities […]

Israeli spyware giant NSO group added to US trade blacklist along with three others

NSO and fellow Israeli spyware firm Candiru have been added to the US’ “entity list,” a trade blacklist that restricts the shipment of US tech to listed companies.  The Department of Commerce declared on Wednesday that the designation of both firms was “based on evidence that these entities developed and supplied spyware to foreign governments […]

Dubai ruler hacked ex-wife using NSO Pegasus spyware, high court judge finds

The ruler of Dubai hacked the phone of his ex-wife Princess Haya using NSO Group’s controversial Pegasus spyware in an unlawful abuse of power and trust, a senior high court judge has ruled. The president of the family division found that agents acting on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, who is also prime […]

Five French Ministers Targeted by Israeli Spyware

Five French Ministers Targeted by Israeli Spyware – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A recent investigation by the French government has revealed that the cell phones of five French ministers and a member of President Emmanuel Macron’s diplomatic team contained traces of Pegasus’s spyware. French media reported that at least five ministers’ smartphones -currently in government, were […]

BDS is getting traction– says Israeli spyware-master

Last week, an investigative consortium that included newspapers and Amnesty International broke the story that the cell phones of human rights workers, journalists, and dissidents had been hacked by authoritarian governments and other bad actors using commercial spyware. Initial coverage downplayed the fact that the maker of the software, NSO Group, is based in Israel. […]

Meet Toka, the Most Dangerous Israeli Spyware Firm You’ve Never Heard Of

By Whitney Webb Source The mainstream media’s myopic focus on Israel’s Pegasus spyware and the threats it poses means that other companies, like Toka, go uninvestigated,  even when their products present an even greater potential for abuse and illegal surveillance. LONDON – This past Sunday, an investigation into the global abuse of spyware developed by veterans of Israeli […]

Pegasus Spyware: Need For Thorough Investigation

To Shri A K Bhalla Union Home Secretary Dear Shri Bhalla, Kindly refer to my letters dated 31-3-2019, 31-10-2019 & 19-7-2021 addressed to you (copies forwarded here) on the possible use/misuse of Pegasus in India. I wish to draw your attention to a press conference held by the Chattisgarh Chief Minister, as indicated in a […]

Israeli Spyware Found on Phones of Thousands of Activists, Journalists & Politicians

(ZH) As Ed Snowden warned in a tweet when the story broke this weekend, “this leak is going to be the story of the year.” Southfront reports that an Israeli company’s spyware was used in attempted and successful hacks of 37 smartphones belonging to journalists, government officials and human rights activists around the world, according to an investigation by […]

Pegasus Project: Why I was targeted by Israeli spyware

The building housing the Israeli NSO Group is pictured in 2016 in Herzliya (AFP) Madawi al-RasheedMadawi al-Rasheed is visiting professor at the Middle East Institute of the London School of Economics. You can follow her on Twitter: @MadawiDr 20 July 2021 09:34 UTC Madawi al-Rasheed My work to expose the crimes of the Saudi regime […]

Pegasus Rides Again: The NSO Group, Spyware and Human Rights

They keep insisting they don’t do it. But companies such as the Israeli NSO Group are global vendors for regimes, whatever stripe or colour, for surveillance tools to spy on those they deem of interest.  The 2013 revelations by Edward Snowden that exposed the warrantless world of mass surveillance by entities such as the US […]

MBS Used ‘Israeli’ Spyware Pegasus to Spy on Lebanese, Hezbollah Officials – Report

20-07-2021 By Staff, Agencies An ‘Israeli’ software company is revealed to have helped Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman [MBS] take over the smart phones of high-ranking Lebanese authorities, senior figures of Hezbollah resistance movement as well as journalists, and spy on their communications. According to the report published by the French daily newspaper Le […]

Data leak reveals that Israeli spyware was used to target dissidents, journalists

The investigation of a data leak has revealed that governments targeted journalists, dissidents, and activists using information sold to them by an Israeli spyware company. The NSO Group, which was founded in 2010, has been mired in controversy for years over its Pegasus hacking technology. The malware allows the tool’s users to extract information from […]

Israeli spyware firm vows transparency after rights groups claim it’s not acting in ‘good faith’

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US said probing Israeli spyware firm NSO following WhatsApp lawsuit

The US Department of Justice is investigating the NSO group following a 2020 ruling that a lawsuit brought by WhatsApp against the Israeli spyware firm can go ahead, The Guardian reported Monday. According to the report, lawyers from the Department of Justice approached the messaging app with questions regarding the alleged 1,400 users targeted by […]

African governments are crushing opposition using Israeli spyware

As internet penetration and smartphone usage increases across Africa, digital spaces have become increasingly important for organising political uprisings and opposition movements. In response, several of the continent’s regimes have shut down the internet or blocked social media apps. To sidestep the economic costs and global criticism that these online shutdowns incur, governments have turned to digital surveillance technology […]

With Israel’s encouragement, NSO sold spyware to UAE and other Gulf states

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Privacy Alert: HP Quietly Installs System-Slowing Spyware On Its PCs Without Consent

November 29, 2017 By Mac Slavo On the heels of Lenovo’s massive $3.5 million fine for pre-installing adware on laptops without users’ consent, Hewlett-Packard is jumping in with both feet when it comes to installing spyware on its PCs without the consumer’s permission. The software, which was first identified on November 15 of this year, is called […]

Slain Activist’s Lawyers Latest Known Targets of Spyware Sold to Mexican Government

Slain Activist’s Lawyers Latest Known Targets of Spyware Sold to Mexican Government August 2nd, 2017 Via: CBC: At first glance, the text messages looked innocuous enough. One was a simple “service message,” the sort you might get from your cellular provider, with a link […]

Israeli Spyware Found Mining User Data On Google Play

Illustration by Anders Nienstaedt for MintPress News. Security researchers at Google have discovered a highly sophisticated spyware specialized in stealing users’ data that appears to have been developed by an Israeli company. Google said the spyware dubbed “Lipizzan” was developed by Israeli start-up Equus Technologies which claims […]

Police come under gunfire at gun shop in Marietta, Georgia

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Scientists Await Birth Of 60 Extremely Rare Baby Dragons This Summer

Scientists in Slovenia are awaiting the birth of 57 ‘baby dragons’ in a Slovenian cave only accessible by underground train. The ‘dragons’, otherwise known as olms, are actually ancient, blind salamanders that look like the mythological fire-breathing creature. Biologist Sašo Weldt, who is monitoring the amphibians at Postojna Cave, says that although the olms have existed for […]

Ten days to save EU migration system: commissioner

Brussels (AFP) – The EU has until a March 7 summit with Turkey to curb the number of migrants coming to Europe or else the bloc’s migration system might “completely break down”, migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Thursday. “In the next 10 days, we need tangible and clear results on the ground. Otherwise […]

Ten days to save EU migration system: commissioner

Brussels (AFP) – The EU has until a March 7 summit with Turkey to curb the number of migrants coming to Europe or else the bloc’s migration system might “completely break down”, migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Thursday. “In the next 10 days, we need tangible and clear results on the ground. Otherwise […]

Ten days to save EU migration system: commissioner

Brussels (AFP) – The EU has until a March 7 summit with Turkey to curb the number of migrants coming to Europe or else the bloc’s migration system might “completely break down”, migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Thursday. “In the next 10 days, we need tangible and clear results on the ground. Otherwise […]

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