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New WhatsApp Bug Could Have Let Hackers Secretly Install Spyware On Your Devices

New WhatsApp Bug Could Have Let Hackers Secretly Install Spyware On Your Devices
November 16, 2019Mohit Kumar
The recent controversies surrounding the WhatsApp hacking haven't yet settled, and the world's most popular messaging platform co...

NSO Spyware Targets Saudi Human Rights Activists and Researchers

NSO Spyware Targets Saudi Human Rights Activists and Researchers
August 01, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Amnesty International, one of the most prominent non-profit human rights organizations in the world, claims one of its staff members has...

Stolen D-Link Certificate Used to Digitally Sign Spying Malware

Stolen D-Link Certificate Used to Digitally Sign Spying Malware
July 09, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Digitally signed malware has become much more common in recent years to mask malicious intentions. Security researchers have discover...

ISPs Caught Injecting Cryptocurrency Miners and Spyware In Some Countries

ISPs Caught Injecting Cryptocurrency Miners and Spyware In Some Countries
March 09, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Governments in Turkey and Syria have been caught hijacking local internet users' connections to secretly inject surveillance malware,...

macOS Malware Creator Charged With Spying on Thousands of PCs Over 13 Years

macOS Malware Creator Charged With Spying on Thousands of PCs Over 13 Years
January 11, 2018Mohit Kumar
The U.S. Justice Department unsealed 16-count indictment charges on Wednesday against a computer programmer from Ohio who is accused of ...

HP Silently Installs Telemetry Bloatware On Your PC—Here's How to Remove It

HP Silently Installs Telemetry Bloatware On Your PC—Here's How to Remove It
November 30, 2017Mohit Kumar
Do you own a Hewlett-Packard (HP) Windows PC or laptop? Multiple HP customers from around the world are reporting that HP has started d...

ISPs May Be Helping Hackers to Infect you with FinFisher Spyware

ISPs May Be Helping Hackers to Infect you with FinFisher Spyware
September 21, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Are you sure the version of WhatsApp, or Skype, or VLC Player installed on your device is legitimate? Security researchers have discove...

More than 1,000 Spyware Apps Found On Android App Stores

More than 1,000 Spyware Apps Found On Android App Stores
August 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
If you think you are downloading apps from Google Play Store and you are secure, then watch out! Someone has managed to flood third-par...

Mexican Govt. Allegedly Used Spyware Against Journalists, Activists & A Child

Mexican Govt. Allegedly Used Spyware Against Journalists, Activists & A Child
June 19, 2017Swati Khandelwal
After the disclosure of sophisticated global espionage and disinformation campaign aimed to discredit enemies of the state, Citizen Lab ...

WikiLeaks Reveals 'Athena' CIA Spying Program Targeting All Versions of Windows

WikiLeaks Reveals 'Athena' CIA Spying Program Targeting All Versions of Windows
May 19, 2017Mohit Kumar
WikiLeaks has published a new batch of the ongoing Vault 7 leak , detailing a spyware framework – which "provides remote beacon and ...

Google just discovered a dangerous Android Spyware that went undetected for 3 Years

Google just discovered a dangerous Android Spyware that went undetected for 3 Years
April 04, 2017Swati Khandelwal
An Android version of one of the most sophisticated mobile spyware has been discovered that remained undetected for at least three years ...

Verizon to pre-install a 'Spyware' app on its Android phones to collect user data

Verizon to pre-install a 'Spyware' app on its Android phones to collect user data
March 30, 2017Mohit Kumar
If the death of online privacy rules wasn't enough for Internet Service Providers and advertisers to celebrate, Verizon has planned t...

Hackers Are Using Android Malware To Spy On Israeli Military Personnel

Hackers Are Using Android Malware To Spy On Israeli Military Personnel
February 17, 2017Mohit Kumar
A group of highly sophisticated state-sponsored hackers is spying on the Israeli military by hacking into the personal Android phones of ...

Apple releases 'Emergency' Patch after Advanced Spyware Targets Human Rights Activist

Apple releases 'Emergency' Patch after Advanced Spyware Targets Human Rights Activist
August 25, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Apple has released iOS 9.3.5 update for iPhones and iPads to patch three zero-day vulnerabilities after a piece of spyware found targeti...

Backdoor in Baidu Android SDK Puts 100 Million Devices at Risk

Backdoor in Baidu Android SDK Puts 100 Million Devices at Risk
November 03, 2015Mohit Kumar
The China's Google-like Search Engine Baidu is offering a software development kit (SDK) that contains functionality that can be ab...

'The Hacker News' Weekly Roundup — 14 Most Popular Stories

'The Hacker News' Weekly Roundup — 14 Most Popular Stories
September 28, 2015Swati Khandelwal
To make the last week's top cyber security threats and challenges available to you in one shot, we are once again here with our weekly r...
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