Researchers believe they have found evidence that suggests the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is developing its own custom spyware to monitor its enemies at home and abroad.
David Bisson reports.
Things aren’t going well for Hacking Team, the Italian firm that sells surveillance spyware to governments and intelligence agencies worldwide.
Hacking Team, an Italian company which specialises in helping governments and intelligence agencies spy on their citizens, didn’t have the best year in 2015. But it may have recently released its latest piece of Mac malware.
Read more in my article on the Intego Mac Security blog.
Microsoft has issued an emergency out-of-band security patch for all versions of Windows, fixing a critical vulnerability that could be exploited by hackers to infect computers with malware.
The danger? Boobytrapped fonts.
BeNews looks, to all intents and purposes, like an app designed to give you the latest news about bees and beekeeping.
But, in truth, its real intention was to install spyware onto unsuspecting users’ Android devices.
Read more in my article on the Lumension Optimal Security blog.
The attacker who stole Hacking Team’s data gained access to an employee’s computer while the victim was still logged in, as Simon PG Edwards explains.
Many of us spend a lot of time worrying about external hackers, spammed-out malware and internet intrusions – but sometimes the instigators of an attack against your business can be much closer to home.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
Exploits targeting the as-yet-unpatched vulnerabilities are believed to have been published publicly.
Isn’t it time you did something about Flash on your computer?
WikiLeaks has published online more than one million emails from spyware firm Hacking Team – accessible through a simple searchable interface.
An emergency patch for Adobe Flash has been released, reportedly fixing critical zero-day vulnerabilities that have been exploited by hackers to compromised computer systems.
Can Hacking Team recover from being breached so badly?
Time will tell. But in the meantime, they’re advising law enforcement and government customers to stop using their spyware.
Turns out that hacked spyware company was using some pretty dumb passwords.
Source code, internal documents and email archives are released by hackers following hack of one of the “Enemies of the internet.”