Pierluigi Paganini January 18, 2024
iShutdown lightweight method allows to discover spyware infections on iPhones

Researchers devised a “lightweight method,” called iShutdown, to determine whether Apple iOS devices have been infected with spyware. Cybersecurity researchers from Kaspersky have identified a “lightweight method,” called iShutdown, to identify the presence of spyware on Apple iOS devices. The method allow to discover stealthy and poweful surveillance software like NSO Group‘s Pegasus, Intellexa‘s Predator, QuaDream‘s Reign. The researchers focused on an […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 11, 2023
CISA adds recently discovered Apple zero-days to Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

U.S. CISA adds vulnerabilities in Apple devices exploited to install NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware on iPhones to Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) added the security vulnerabilities chained in the zero-click iMessage exploit BLASTPASS to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog. The two flaws, tracked as CVE-2023-41064 and CVE-2023-41061, were used to install NSO […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 13, 2022
EU officials were targeted with Israeli surveillance software

According to a report published by Reuters, an Israeli surveillance software was used to spy on senior officials in the European Commission. One of the officials targeted with the infamous spyware there is Didier Reynders, a senior Belgian statesman who has served as the European Justice Commissioner since 2019. The report did not attribute the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 17, 2022
European Data Protection Supervisor call for bans on surveillance spyware like Pegasus

The European Data Protection Supervisor authority called for a ban on the development and the use of Pegasus-like commercial spyware. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) authority this week called for a ban on the development and the use of surveillance software like the Pegasus spyware in the EU. Pegasus is a surveillance malware developed by […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 25, 2020
Facebook vs NSO Group lawsuit: 1,400+ users were targeted with Pegasus spyware

The legal dispute between Facebook and NSO group continues even after the Israeli surveillance firm filed a motion to dismiss the case earlier this month. Facebook advocates have challenged a plea from spyware maker NSO Group to dismiss the legal dispute over the hacking accusations, arguing it has immunity from prosecution. Now both companies are […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 08, 2020
NSO CEO claims Facebook wanted NSO surveillance tool to spy on users

A new shocking revelation comes from the disputed from NSO Group and Facebook, NSO CEO claims Facebook tried to buy an Apple spying software in 2017. Reading this post you could have a better idea of the value of your privacy. In October 2019, WhatsApp sued the Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group accusing it of carrying out malicious attacks […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 30, 2019
WhatsApp sued Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group and its parent Q Cyber Technologies

WhatsApp sued Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group, accusing it of using a flaw in its messaging service to conduct cyberespionage on journalists and activists. WhatsApp sued the Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group accusing it of carrying out malicious attacks against its users. In May, Facebook has patched a critical zero-day vulnerability in WhatsApp, tracked as CVE-2019-3568, that has […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 09, 2018
Snowden speaks about the role of surveillance firm NSO Group in Khashoggi murder

Snowden warns of abuse of surveillance software that also had a role in the murder of the Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The popular US whistleblower Edward Snowden has reported the abuse of surveillance made by many governments, he blamed the Israeli company NSO Group for developing and selling surveillance software to Saudi Arabia. Speaking […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 18, 2018
NSO mobile Pegasus Spyware used in operations in 45 countries

A new report published by Citizen Lab revealed that the NSO Pegasus spyware was used against targets across 45 countries worldwide. A new investigation of the Citizen Lab revealed that the powerful Pegasus mobile spyware was used against targets across 45 countries around the world over the last two years. Pegasus is a surveillance malware developed by the Israeli surveillance NSO Group that […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 02, 2018
Amnesty International employee targeted with NSO group surveillance malware

An employee at Amnesty International has been targeted with Israeli surveillance malware, the news was revealed by the human rights group. Amnesty International revealed that one of its employees was targeted with a surveillance malware developed by an Israeli firm. The human rights group published a report that provides details on the attack against its employee. The hacker […]