Pierluigi Paganini September 29, 2021
Experts observed for the first time FinFisher infections involving usage of a UEFI bootkit

Experts spotted a new variant of the FinFisher surveillance spyware that is able to hijack and replace the Windows UEFI bootloader to infect Windows machines. Malware researchers at Kaspersky have spotted a new improvement of the infamous commercial FinSpy surveillance spyware (also known as Wingbird), it can now hijack and replace the Windows UEFI (Unified […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 14, 2020
German authorities raid the offices of the FinFisher surveillance firm

Earlier this month, German authorities have raided the offices of FinFisher, the German surveillance software firm, accused of providing its software to oppressive regimes. German authorities have raided the offices of FinFisher, the popular German surveillance firm as part of an investigation into the alleged sale of their software to oppressive regimes. The news was first reported […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 28, 2020
Unknown FinSpy Mac and Linux versions found in Egypt

Experts from Amnesty International uncovered a surveillance campaign that targeted Egyptian civil society organizations with a new version of FinSpy spyware. Amnesty International uncovered a new surveillance campaign that targeted Egyptian civil society organizations with previously undisclosed versions of the infamous FinSpy surveillance spyware. The new versions employed in this campaign allow its operators to […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 11, 2019
New FinFisher spyware used to spy on iOS and Android users in 20 countries

Malware researchers from Kaspersky have discovered new and improved versions of the infamous FinFisher spyware used to infect both Android and iOS devices. Experts at Kaspersky have discovered a new improved variant of the FinFisher spyware used to spy on both iOS and Android users in 20 countries. According to the experts, the new versions […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 21, 2017
ISPs in at least two countries were involved in delivering surveillance FinFisher Spyware

Security researchers at ESET have uncovered a surveillance campaign using a new variant of FinFisher spyware, also known as FinSpy. Finfisher infected victims in seven countries and experts believe that in two of them the major internet providers have been involved. “New surveillance campaigns utilizing FinFisher, infamous spyware known also as FinSpy and sold to governments and their […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 13, 2017
CVE-2017-0199 Zero Day exploit used to deliver FINSPY spyware

Security researchers at FireEye discovered that the Microsoft Word CVE-2017-0199 exploit was linked to cyberspying in Ukraine conflict. The zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office that was recently fixed by Microsoft was used to deliver a surveillance malware to Russian-speaking targets. Security experts from firm FireEye spotted the targeted attacks leveraging specifically crafted Microsoft Word documents that […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 18, 2015
The number of Governments using the FinFisher Spyware is increased

A new research conducted by Citizen Lab revealed that the number of governments using the FinFisher surveillance software has increased. Researchers at Citizen Lab have been monitoring the use of surveillance tools like FinFisher over the past years reporting its use by totalitarian governments. The researchers tracked the physical locations of servers belonging to the control infrastructure used […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 06, 2012
F-Secure Mobile threat report Q3/2012, cyber threats in the ether

F-Secure  security firm has recently published the “Mobile threat report Q3/2012” related the past quarter that presents the mobile threat landscape, a scenario that has been characterized by Android’s dominance. The rapid diffusion of Android devices has had the effect of increasing the number of malware developed for the famous OS,  during the third quarter […]