Pierluigi Paganini September 22, 2023
Recently patched Apple and Chrome zero-days exploited to infect devices in Egypt with Predator spyware

Citizen Lab and Google’s TAG revealed that the three recently patched Apple zero-days were used to install Cytrox Predator spyware. Researchers from the Citizen Lab and Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) revealed that the three Apple zero-days addressed this week were used as part of an exploit to install Cytrox Predator spyware. Apple this week […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 28, 2021
French court indicted Nexa Technologies for complicity in acts of torture

Nexa Technologies was indicted for complicity in acts of torture, the French firm is accused of having sold surveillance equipment to the Egypt. Nexa Technologies offers a range of solutions for homeland security, including surveillance solutions. Now the French company was accused of having sold surveillance software to the Egyptian regime. The cybersurveillance equipment was […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 23, 2020

Researchers at Qurium Media Foundation published a report that provides insight on how Sandvine DPI performs the blocking, and how it can be detected. Sandvine has during recent years become infamous for its support to Internet repressive regimes, such as Belarus, Azerbaijan, Egypt, where its DPI equipment is used to block independent media and human rights organizations. This […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 12, 2017
Egypt blocks dozens of websites including ‘Medium’ without any official announcement

The Egyptian government blocked a number of websites in Egypt, including the publishing platform Medium, without any official announcement. Egyptians users of the online publishing platform, Medium were not able to access the service from their country. Readers and bloggers using both desktop and mobile app suffered access problems, the reason of the blackout is still unclear […]