Saudi Arabia

Hacking

NSO Group Says It Didn’t Hack Jeff Bezos On Behalf of Saudi Arabia

The controversial Israeli spyware vendor denied any role in the bizarre saga of Jeff Bezos against The National Enquirer.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.1.19
Hacking

Israeli Hacking Company NSO Group Is Trying to Clean Up Its Image

The notorious and controversial Israeli hacking and surveillance tools vendor NSO Group has launched a big marketing campaign with a new website and Google ads.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.25.19
zero days

A Saudi Cybersecurity Company Tried to Buy Zero Day Exploits from Me

We recently got a rare look at how a company tried to source these exploits through private one-on-one deals—because the company came to us.
Joseph Cox
3.12.19
crime

The Strange Disappearances of Saudi Students Accused of Crimes in the US

The Saudi government is facing allegations that it helped its citizens escape trial for serious crimes.
Donovan Farley
2.22.19
Memes

The 20 Biggest Memes of the Trump Era So Far

Unfortunately, we're living through a time when memes matter. Here are the ones that have mattered the most.
Sage Lazzaro
1.24.19
true crime

The Jamal Khashoggi Murder Saga Is Just Getting Started

If Saudi Arabia thought it might silence (execute) a critic without much fuss, it was wrong.
Francisco Alvarado
11.14.18
Broadly

Saudi Arabia Just Executed A Maid For Murdering Her Employer 'In Self-Defense'

Human rights groups say that Indonesian domestic worker Tuti Tursilawati was trying to protect herself from sexual assault.
Sirin Kale
11.1.18
Hacking

How ‘Mr. Hashtag’ Helped Saudi Arabia Spy on Dissidents

Saud Al-Qahtani, a close advisor of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, was tasked with buying Hacking Team spyware, and apparently moonlighted as a member of online cybercrime website Hack Forums.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.29.18
Hacking

Russian Malware Was Apparently Used in an Attempt to Sabotage a Saudi Petrol Plant

Cybersecurity firm FireEye points the finger at the Russian government and a government-linked facility for creating a destructive malware.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.23.18
tech

Hackers Allegedly Alter ‘Davos in the Desert’ Site to Show Image of Murdered Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

One of the images allegedly included a representation of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman executing Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Joseph Cox
10.22.18
bruiseday

WWE's Saudi Arabia Nightmare

WWE's relationship with Saudi Arabia in the run up to The Greatest Royal Rumble was already a little gross, but now it's turned into a disaster.
Ian Williams
10.16.18
THEY'RE BACK

Powerful Smartphone Malware Used to Target Amnesty International Researcher

Human rights charity Amnesty International has found hackers attempted to infect one of their researcher's phones with malware from Israeli vendor NSO Group.
Joseph Cox
7.31.18
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