Websites Can Identify If You’re Using iPhone’s New ‘Lockdown’ Mode
Lockdown Mode disables a series of features that can be used to hack iPhone users. But the lack of these features also makes it easier to figure out who is using Lockdown Mode.
Spyware Maker NSO Won Cellphone Hack of the Year But No One Picked Up the Award
Unfortunately, no one from the controversial surveillance vendor came up on stage to collect the prize.
Woman Tells Congress What It’s Like to Be Hacked by NSO’s Pegasus
During a congressional hearing, a woman who was allegedly targeted by a government using NSO Group’s spyware, said she was “terrified” and “frightened.”
Apple Announces 'Extreme' Privacy Mode for Targets of Government Spyware
The company will allow high-risk users to turn off certain features that make them more vulnerable to spyware such as that made by NSO Group.
NSO Group Gave Pegasus Spyware Demo to the NYPD
An email obtained by Motherboard says that the audience for a demo of NSO Group's Pegasus spyware included "NYPD intel."
Egyptian Politician Hacked by 2 Government Hacking Groups, Researchers Say
Citizen Lab found that an Egyptian politician’s iPhone was hacked by two different government hacking groups, using spyware made by NSO Group and a competitor called Cytrox.
US State Department Employees Targeted with NSO Group Malware
NSO Group told Motherboard it immediately terminated the relevant customers' access to the system.
Apple Warns Activists They Are Being Watched by Spyware
The tech giant, which is cracking down on spyware on its devices, contacted Thai activists saying “state-sponsored attackers” may be targeting them.
Apple Sues NSO Group for Hacking Its Users
NSO are “notorious hackers—amoral 21st century mercenaries who have created highly sophisticated cyber-surveillance machinery that invites routine and flagrant abuse.”
Hackers Compromised Middle East Eye News Website to Hack Visitors, Researchers Say
Cybersecurity researchers tracked a hacking campaign spanning more than a year that hit around 20 websites.
US Sanctions Could Cut Off NSO From Tech It Relies On
The sanction could prevent NSO Group from purchasing products and services from U.S. companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Dell.
Apple Patches Zero-Click iMessage Hack Used by NSO
Apple was not aware of the attack until researchers found evidence of it on a Saudi activist's phone.