Chinese antivirus firm Qihoo says it discovered the spying campaign by comparing samples of malicious software it had discovered against a trove of CIA digital spy tools released by WikiLeaks in 2017.
Crypto AG used its base in neutral Switzerland to help it sell code-making equipment to Iran, India, Pakistan, Libya, Egypt, Chile, Argentina and dozens of other countries who in effect paid millions of dollars to be spied on.
WhatsApp has filed a complaint against NSO Group’s Pegasus software which was used in April and May 2019 to exploit a vulnerability in the communications company’s popular software to spy on dissidents, journalists, lawyers and more.
Yang, who’s also a blogger and an online journalist, was detained by Chinese authorities in January this year in the southern city of Guangzhou. He was on his way to Shanghai, after flying in from New York.
As US seeks to tackle Chinese technological espionage it does so forgetting its own poaching and rise to global power.
Attacks occurred between September and December 2018. Most originated from Strontium group, which the tech giant previously associated with the Russian government.
Monica Elfriede Witt is charged with revealing classified information to Tehran, including details of secret operations and agents' personal and professional lives.
A Chinese businessman and a Pole have been arrested on suspicion of espionage in Poland. Local media identified the Chinese man as a Huawei director.
The US Justice Department has charged Chinese citizens Zhu Hua and Zhang Jianguo in computer hacking attacks on the US Navy, the space agency NASA and businesses in numerous sectors. China denies accusations.
Omar Abdulaziz, an online critic of the Saudi royals, files lawsuit against Israel's NSO claiming its sophisticated spyware targeted him and helped lead to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The US warning comes after German and British authorities previously warned their citizens that Beijing is using LinkedIn to try to recruit them as spies.
Internet watchdog Citizen Lab has so far counted some 175 targets of NSO – an Israeli surveillance company – spyware worldwide.
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