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The bigger issue is the overall lack of transparency and accountability in the commercial spyware industry.” “Given the history of abuses which we and others have documented, and the absence of transparency and public accountability, it is essential that researchers and journalists fill the void by tracking ...
Using network-filtering devices to sneak spyware onto targets' computers "has long been the stuff of legends" according to the report — a practice previously documented in leaked NSA documents and spyware company brochures, the researchers say, but never before publicly observed. "When you have ...

The FBI is once again warning organizations that there has been an increase in phishing campaigns targeting employee W-2 information. In addition, this week saw new breach notifications related to W-2 theft, as well as reports of a threat actor targeting Fortune 500 companies with business email ...
A hacker has broken into two consumer spyware companies—firms which sell malware to everyday people, sometimes with the explicit intent of illegally spying on spouses or lovers—and provided a large cache of data to Motherboard. The data includes gigabytes of customer records, apparent business ...
Retina-X was not the only spyware company hacked last year. Other hackers also breached FlexiSpy, an infamous provider of spyware that has actively marketed its apps to jealous lovers. At the time, the hackers promised that their two victims—FlexiSpy and Retina-X—were only the first in line, and that ...
This week in Security: Strava Labs releases their global heat map of fitness tracking app data, accidentally giving away potential locations of secret military bases in the process; the notorious Italian spyware development group, Hacking Team, makes another resurgence; and Facebook announces they ...

Aglaya, one of the many firms trying to jump on the surveillance gold-rush, is now offering ridiculous capabilities that it compares to a nuclear strike, including at trade shows attended by government agencies. SHARE; TWEET. Joseph Cox. Jan 22 2018, 7:42am. As law enforcement agencies look to increase their digital ...
Aglaya said it wasn't interested in selling sketchy products to governments. Now, it's advertising the same products at arms shows. SHARE; TWEET. Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai. Sep 18 2017, 6:00am. Image: Matt Kennard. In the unregulated, digital weapons gold rush, it looks like old habits die hard. Last year ...
A software firm has been criticised for attempting to sell spyware to parents, claiming that it could determine the sexual orientation of their sons. The French firm, Fireworld, uploaded an article to their website explaining that the new “invisible PC spy software” could help confirm or refute parents' suspicions ...
Spyware Company Promises It Can Determine If Your Son Is Gay. "The sexual orientation of your children, directly responsible for the continuation of your family, is very important to you." by Dan Avery 8/23/2017. A French computer company promises its spyware can “find out if your son is gay.” Tracking software is popular ...
Google Revealed an Israeli Spyware Company That Has Quietly Sold Its Wares for Years ... The findings come as part of ongoing investigations by the researchers into commercial, surveillance-focused malware, and suggest that a booming mobile spyware industry shows no sign of slowing down. During a ...
A prominent digital rights group is sounding the alarm after reports that a controversial developer of government-grade spy software may be up for sale. The University of Toronto's Citizen Lab, whose researchers have authored multiple reports on the the misuse of spyware developed by a company called ...
Last spring, a hacker who had illicitly obtained data from malware/spyware company FlexiSpy shared some of it with Motherboard. In the trove of customer data, it was discovered that one purchase was linked to an officer in the UK Metro Police. FlexiSpy is powerful malware, capable of gathering ...
Perhaps they don't like the idea of “[living] in a world where younger generations grow up without privacy,” as one hacker told Motherboard after he allegedly hoovered out a spyware company's servers… for the second time in about a year. Last year, the hacker turned vigilante. He broke into servers ...
A hacker has broken into two consumer spyware companies—firms which sell malware to everyday people, sometimes with the explicit intent of illegally spying on spouses or lovers—and provided a large cache of data to Motherboard. The data includes gigabytes of customer records, apparent business ...
The spyware company in question is Mobistealth, which sells its products to monitor children and employees, but has also marketed malware to spy on spouses suspected of having an affair. Some label the malware as spouseware or stalkerware. Users need to have physical access to the Android or ...
The spyware industry is growing, worth at least £60m to the UK since 2008. More than a dozen companies have been granted licences to sell powerful telecommunications technology since 2015 including a subsidiary of the defence giant BAE Systems, but the DIT is not required to publish details of sales.

Aglaya, one of the many firms trying to jump on the surveillance gold-rush, is now offering ridiculous capabilities that it compares to a nuclear strike, including at trade shows attended by government agencies. SHARE; TWEET. Joseph Cox. Jan 22 2018, 7:42am. As law enforcement agencies look to increase their digital ...
Aglaya said it wasn't interested in selling sketchy products to governments. Now, it's advertising the same products at arms shows. SHARE · TWEET · Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai. Sep 18 2017, 6:00am. Image: Matt Kennard. In the unregulated, digital weapons gold rush, it looks like old habits die hard. Last year ...
A software firm has been criticised for attempting to sell spyware to parents, claiming that it could determine the sexual orientation of their sons. The French firm, Fireworld, uploaded an article to their website explaining that the new “invisible PC spy software” could help confirm or refute parents' suspicions ...
Spyware Company Promises It Can Determine If Your Son Is Gay. "The sexual orientation of your children, directly responsible for the continuation of your family, is very important to you." by Dan Avery 8/23/2017. A French computer company promises its spyware can “find out if your son is gay.” Tracking software is popular ...
Google Revealed an Israeli Spyware Company That Has Quietly Sold Its Wares for Years ... The findings come as part of ongoing investigations by the researchers into commercial, surveillance-focused malware, and suggest that a booming mobile spyware industry shows no sign of slowing down. During a ...
A prominent digital rights group is sounding the alarm after reports that a controversial developer of government-grade spy software may be up for sale. The University of Toronto's Citizen Lab, whose researchers have authored multiple reports on the the misuse of spyware developed by a company called ...
Mexico's Sloppy Hacking Attempts Expose Customers of a $1 Billion Spyware Company. A customer of the secretive spyware maker NSO Group is trying to hack several journalists and human rights activists in Mexico. SHARE · TWEET · Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai. Jun 19 2017, 9:39am. Image: Andres Virviescas/ ...
After a short-lifted career as Donald Trump's National Security Advisor, Michael T. Flynn was placed under formal investigation by the FBI on April 27 over his apparent failure to disclose fees for speaking engagements to the Russian state-controlled news channel RT. Flynn, the former head of the Defence ...
Investigative reporters with Al Jazeera went undercover to buy spyware from three different companies on behalf of the governments of Iran and South Sudan — and it was way easier than it should have been. In case you didn't know — I sure didn't — it's against global sanctions to sell surveillance tools to ...
Hacking Team, a company that helps police hack citizens, has been hacked itself. In a series of tweets from the company's compromised Twitter account, the unknown hackers appear to have revealed embarrassing internal emails and a torrent with 400GB of internal files, source code, and communications.
Retina-X was not the only spyware company hacked last year. Other hackers also breached FlexiSpy, an infamous provider of spyware that has actively marketed its apps to jealous lovers. At the time, the hackers promised that their two victims—FlexiSpy and Retina-X—were only the first in line, and that ...
Oops! Unable to gauge which anti-spyware company is working for which country ! That is the actual status of the market today, as most of the ...
... spyware linked to Indonesian government found in Sydney: Report · Top gov't spyware company hacked; Gamma's FinFisher leaked.
Aglaya said it wasn't interested in selling sketchy products to governments. Now, it's advertising the same products at arms shows.
"The sexual orientation of your children, directly responsible for the continuation of your family, is very important to you." by Dan Avery 8/23/ ...
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) held a meeting with controversial surveillance company NSO Group, the Israeli surveillance ...
Google Revealed an Israeli Spyware Company That Has Quietly Sold ... and suggest that a booming mobile spyware industry shows no sign of ...
A prominent digital rights group is sounding the alarm after reports that a controversial developer of government-grade spy software may be up ...
A customer of the secretive spyware maker NSO Group is trying to hack several journalists and human rights activists in Mexico.
Investigative reporters with Al Jazeera went undercover to buy spyware from three different companies on behalf of the governments of Iran and ...
Hacking Team, a company that helps police hack citizens, has been hacked itself. In a series of tweets from the company's compromised Twitter ...
The company that makes and sells the world's most elusive cyber weapon, FinFisher spyware, has been hacked and a 40G file has been ...
... spyware linked to Indonesian government found in Sydney: Report · Top gov't spyware company hacked; Gamma's FinFisher leaked.
Aglaya said it wasn't interested in selling sketchy products to governments. Now, it's advertising the same products at arms shows. SHARE ...
He sold his shares in the antivirus and spyware company in 2005 and died three years later in a fall in Hawaii. When Williams joined in 2009, ...
The problem with too many spyware companies is that their very ... with a salesperson from spyware company mSpy, in which I asked if its ...
A software firm has been criticised for attempting to sell spyware to parents, claiming that it could determine the sexual orientation of their sons.
Google Revealed an Israeli Spyware Company That Has Quietly Sold ... and suggest that a booming mobile spyware industry shows no sign of ...
A prominent digital rights group is sounding the alarm after reports that a controversial developer of government-grade spy software may be up ...
The FBI eventually dropped its case against Apple, and it was later reported the FBI paid almost US$1.3 million to a spyware company, ...
The FBI eventually dropped its case against Apple, and it was later reported the FBI paid almost $US1.3 million to a spyware company, ...
“Spyware companies are known to sell or provide access to the data they collect, allowing third parties to harvest information with relative ...
Mexico's Sloppy Hacking Attempts Expose Customers of a $1 Billion Spyware Company. Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai. Jun 19 2017, 9:39am. Image: Andres ...


 

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