The revelation, disclosed by security researchers, marks the first known instance of Palestinian activists being targeted by the Israeli NSO Group spyware.
Offering the means of war to anyone who can afford it will transform warfare and — if left unchecked — can thrust the world into an era of perpetual fighting and suffering.
Leading newspaper Times of India's publisher and country's national identification database were among the targets of TAG-28 group which used Winnti malware to extract data, says US-based cyber security firm Insikt Group.
The latest NSO Group hack reveals grievous abuse of democracy, but this is not the first time the Israeli-linked company has been used as a weapon to target people.
Opening a new area of tensions, the United States is joined by NATO, the European Union, Britain, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Canada to level allegations against the Chinese government for “malicious” cyber activity.
In a sophisticated phishing campaign, the group TA453 masqueraded as British university scholars to covertly target individuals of intelligence interest to the Iranian government.
Assange’s brother, Gabriel Shipton, says extradition of the Wikileaks founder to the US would be a death sentence for him and press freedom worldwide.
An hour-long blackout struck several US airlines, Australian financial firms and other global companies, with the problem traced to US-based tech provider Akamai.
The FBI attributes the attack on Brazil-based meat processor JBS, that targeted servers supporting operations in North America and Australia, to REvil, a Russian-speaking gang that has recently made some of the largest ransomware demands on record.
Colonial Pipeline says a cyberattack forced it to temporarily halt all operations on a major pipeline that delivers roughly 45 percent of all fuel consumed on the US East Coast.
Iran’s Natanz reactor’s new centrifuges were targeted in an Israeli cyberattack.
The latest hack has left channels for remote access spread among credit unions, town governments and small businesses, according to records from the US investigation.
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