Hacking Team

Stealth Falcon spyware targeting critics of the UAE, say researchers

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.


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Hacked spyware firm Hacking Team dealt a further blow

Things aren’t going well for Hacking Team, the Italian firm that sells surveillance spyware to governments and intelligence agencies worldwide.


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intego.com

Hacked spyware company seems to have released more Mac malware

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.


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Update Windows now! Microsoft issues emergency security patch

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.


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heatsoftware.com

The Hacking Team Android malware app that waltzed past Google Play’s security checks

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.


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How was Hacking Team hacked?

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.


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bitdefender.com

The insider threat highlighted by Hacking Team and Ashley Madison hacks

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.


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Yet more Adobe Flash zero-day bugs discovered, exploited in the wild

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?


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Hacking Team’s email archive – now searchable online

WikiLeaks has published online more than one million emails from spyware firm Hacking Team – accessible through a simple searchable interface.


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Patch Adobe Flash now – Hacking Team zero-day exploit fix included in emergency update

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.


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Hacking Team tells government customers to stop using its spyware, following hack

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.


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Lesson #1 from the Hacking Team hack: Choose strong passwords

Turns out that hacked spyware company was using some pretty dumb passwords.

“P4ssword” anybody?


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Hacking Team hacked – bad news for firm that helps governments spy on their citizens

Source code, internal documents and email archives are released by hackers following hack of one of the “Enemies of the internet.”


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