Researchers Find Google Play Store Apps Were Actually Government Malware
Security researchers have found a new kind of government malware that was hiding in plain sight within apps on Android’s Play Store. And they appear to have uncovered a case of lawful intercept gone wrong.
As Phones Get Harder to Hack, Zero Day Vendors Hunt for Router Exploits
Obtaining vulnerabilities for fully up-to-date mobile phones is getting harder. So companies that sell exploits to governments are increasingly looking for attacks that target internet routers instead, with one company paying up to $100,000.
How a Tiny Startup Became the Most Important Hacking Shop You’ve Never Heard Of
Inside the secretive industry that helps government hackers get around encryption.
Lebanese Government Hackers Hit Thousands of Victims With Incredibly Simple Campaign
Security researchers uncover several years-long espionage and hacking campaigns, pinpointing them to a specific building in Beirut, Lebanon.
The Cybersecurity Dilemma: The Prevalence and Dangers of Defensive Hacking
How offense can be the best defense in cyberspace.
Egyptian Human Rights Activists Are Being Targeted in 'Dangerous' Hacking Campaign
Since last November, hackers have been relentlessly trying to break into the online accounts of dozens of Egyptian human rights and civil liberties activists.
Malware Hunters Catch New Android Spyware For Governments In The Wild
The new spyware was likely made by a new Italian spyware startup called Raxir.
FBI Is One Step Closer To Getting Legal Authority To Hack Computers Everywhere
Privacy activists are calling for Congress to reject the change.
This Technicality Could Spoil the FBI’s Dark Web Hacking Operations
The rule says that if the feds don't know where the target computer is, they can't legally hack it.
Government Employees Got Hacked and Didn’t Find Out Until Facebook Told Them
Iranian hackers allegedly broke into the social media accounts of several State Department employees...and the victims didn’t notice until Facebook told them.
Researchers Find ‘Impossible to Trace’ Spyware in 32 Countries
Despite last year’s hack, FinFisher is alive and well.
The US Wants to Regulate Surveillance Software Like Weapons
Proposed rules on spyware have the right idea but are too broad, experts say.