Data and computer security

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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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Cabinet Office fined £500,000 over New Year honours list data breach
Regulator says safety of hundreds of individuals was jeopardised after their addresses were posted online

Dan Milmo Technology editor

02, Dec, 2021 @12:46 PM

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Anti-virus firm McAfee seems to be sending junk emails
I received a flood of renewal demands and unsubscribing doesn’t work

Miles Brignall

30, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Amoral 21st-century mercenaries’: problems mount for NSO Group
Israeli spyware firm’s problems go from bad to worse as scathing Apple lawsuit follows US blacklisting

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington DC

26, Nov, 2021 @3:37 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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No 10 accused of failing to act against states accused of NSO spyware abuses
Group of 10 MPs and peers say Boris Johnson’s government has prioritised trade over national security

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

11, Nov, 2021 @6:14 PM

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Hacking of activists is latest in long line of cyber-attacks on Palestinians
Analysis: while identity of hackers is not known in this case, Palestinians have long been spied on by Israeli military

Peter Beaumont

08, Nov, 2021 @4:22 PM

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Israeli spyware company NSO Group placed on US blacklist
Decision against company at heart of Pegasus project reflects deep concern about impact of spyware on US national security interests

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

03, Nov, 2021 @7:53 PM

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Ransomware attacks in UK have doubled in a year, says GCHQ boss
Jeremy Fleming says ransomware is proliferating as it is ‘largely uncontested’ and highly profitable

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

25, Oct, 2021 @4:05 PM

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At least 13 phone firms hit by suspected Chinese hackers since 2019, say experts
LightBasin hackers were able to obtain subscriber information and call metadata, says CrowdStrike

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

19, Oct, 2021 @2:42 PM

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NSO Pegasus spyware can no longer target UK phone numbers
Israeli maker of surveillance software blocked +44 code after discovering hack against Princess Haya, source says

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

08, Oct, 2021 @5:53 PM

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Dubai ruler hacked ex-wife using NSO Pegasus spyware, high court judge finds
Sheikh Mohammed used spyware on Princess Haya and five associates in unlawful abuse of power, judge rules

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

06, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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