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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,...
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 ...
Not Just Criminals, But Governments Were Also Using MS Word 0-Day Exploit

Not Just Criminals, But Governments Were Also Using MS Word 0-Day Exploit

April 12, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Recently we reported about a critical code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Word that was being exploited in the wild by cyber crimi...
Malware Hijacks Microphones to Spy On Ukrainian Businesses, Scientists and Media

Malware Hijacks Microphones to Spy On Ukrainian Businesses, Scientists and Media

February 20, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Ukraine has once again been a target of a potential hacking attack that infected computer systems from dozens of Ukrainian businesses with h...
Police Arrested Suspected Hacker Who Hacked the 'Hacking Team'

Police Arrested Suspected Hacker Who Hacked the 'Hacking Team'

January 31, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Remember the Hacker who hacked Hacking Team ? In 2015, a hacker named Phineas Fisher hacked Hacking Team – the Italy-based spyware com...
Edward Snowden Designs an iPhone Case to Detect & Block Wireless Snooping

Edward Snowden Designs an iPhone Case to Detect & Block Wireless Snooping

July 21, 2016Swati Khandelwal
We just cannot imagine our lives without smartphones, even for a short while, and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden had not owned a smart...
NSA-linked Spying Malware Infected Top German Official's Computer

NSA-linked Spying Malware Infected Top German Official's Computer

October 26, 2015Swati Khandelwal
The German authorities have initiated a further investigation into espionage by the United States secret service NSA and British intelli...
Spy Agencies Hijack Google Play Store to Install Spyware on Smartphones

Spy Agencies Hijack Google Play Store to Install Spyware on Smartphones

May 21, 2015Mohit Kumar
I have an Android phone with a five different gmail accounts configured in it. But what if any one of them get compromised via phishing,...
CASPER Surveillance Malware Linked to French Government

CASPER Surveillance Malware Linked to French Government

March 05, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Last month, cyber security researchers spotted a new strain of french surveillance malware, dubbed " Babar ," which revealed t...