Saudi Arabia

Jeff Bezos, WhatsApp, and Mohammed bin Salman – what you need to know

An investigation has concluded that Jeff Bezos’s smartphone was hacked after receiving a WhatsApp message from Mohammed bin Salman.

Read more about the background behind the story, and what we know so far.

Smashing Security #118: The ‘s’ in IoT stands for security

Twerking robot assistants, an app from Saudi Arabia that lets men track women, and a gnarly skiing security snarl-up!

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by technology journalist Geoff White.

Did Jamal Khashoggi’s Apple Watch record his murder at Saudi consulate? Probably not

A Turkish newspaper claims that audio files of journalist’s death were recorded on his Apple Watch. Such a claim, if true, would be rather convenient for the intelligence services in Turkey – who might not want to reveal their methods.

Operation BugDrop – hackers steal gigabytes of data from organisations, record conversations

Victims of the secret surveillance operation have included a manufacturer of industrial control system monitoring equipment, a human rights institution, and a scientific research institute.

David Bisson reports.

Android malware targets woman drivers in Saudi Arabia

People protesting about a Saudi Arabian ban on the right for women to drive, have been targeted by hackers and Android malware.

US attacks Iran and Saudi Arabia? Malware spreads via Facebook status updates

A fake CNN webpage is being linked to from Facebook users’ status updates, claiming that World War III has begun.

But the real story is the malware waiting to infect your computer.