Hacking

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NSO Group spyware used to hack at least nine US officials’ phones – report
Revelation comes just weeks after the Biden administration placed NSO on a US blacklist

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

03, Dec, 2021 @6:36 PM

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Rights groups urge EU to ban NSO over clients’ use of Pegasus spyware
Letter signed by 86 organisations asks for sanctions against Israeli firm, alleging governments used its software to abuse rights

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

03, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK government’s risk planning is weak and secretive, says Lords report
Chair of committee points out unpreparedness for Covid shows better anticipation of future threats is needed

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

03, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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MI6 needs tech sector’s help to win AI race with China and Russia – spy chief
New boss Richard Moore to say adversaries are ‘pouring money’ into technology and the agency needs outside funding to keep up

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security correspondent

30, Nov, 2021 @1:16 AM

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Chinese could hack data for future quantum decryption, report warns
‘Threat groups’ could target valuable secrets with aim of unlocking them when computing power allows

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

29, Nov, 2021 @4:36 PM

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Cryptocurrency miners using hacked cloud accounts, Google warns
‘Threat horizon’ report by tech firm’s cybersecurity action team details hacking threats to cloud service

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

25, Nov, 2021 @2:54 PM

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Apple tells Thai activists they are targets of ‘state-sponsored attackers’
At least 17 people including protest leaders have received alerts about devices possibly being compromised

Rebecca Ratcliffe and Navaon Siradapuvadol

25, Nov, 2021 @1:42 PM

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Why you and I will pay the price for the next big cybersecurity crisis | John Naughton
As a former top civil servant has pointed out, private firms seem happy to let governments pick up the pieces when hackers strike

John Naughton

21, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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UK tackles record cyber incidents as Russian ransomware attacks increase
National Cyber Security Centre says cyberattacks at record high and urges businesses not to pay up

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

17, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Fresh scrutiny for Mexico after arrest of suspect in NSO spyware case
Businessman allegedly used surveillance tool to spy on journalist, raising questions about authorities’ links to Israeli company

Stephanie Kirchgaessner and agencies

09, Nov, 2021 @6:26 PM

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Legal woes mount for NSO after court rules WhatsApp lawsuit can proceed
US appeals court rejects Israeli company’s claim of sovereign immunity as WhatsApp alleges spyware used to hack 1,400 users

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

08, Nov, 2021 @9:50 PM

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Palestinian activists’ mobile phones hacked using NSO spyware, says report
Investigation finds rights activists working for groups accused by Israel of being terrorist were previously targeted by NSO spyware

Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Michael Safi

08, Nov, 2021 @12:47 PM

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