Hacking

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Don’t accidentally hire a North Korean hacker, FBI warns
Employing remote IT workers who are secretly working for Kim Jong-un’s regime poses risks and may breach sanctions, say US agencies

Staff and agencies

16, May, 2022 @11:40 PM

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TechScape: Apple, Google and Microsoft are about to make passwords a thing of the past
In this week’s newsletter: safer than two-factor authentication and easier than remembering dozens of codes, the ‘Fido’ system will make our digital lives smoother

Alex Hern

11, May, 2022 @10:45 AM

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What we know about Spain’s cyber-espionage spyware scandals
Spain’s Pegasus spyware revelations have come to a head with the sacking of the country’s spy chief

Sam Jones in Madrid

10, May, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Russian hackers targeting opponents of Ukraine invasion, warns GCHQ chief
Russian operatives trying to escalate online conflict and seeking targets in countries opposing war, says Jeremy Fleming

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

10, May, 2022 @8:58 AM

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Catalans demand answers after Spanish spy chief confirms phone hacking
Sources tell Spanish media spy chief told committee that 18 Catalan activists targeted with spyware

Sam Jones in Madrid

05, May, 2022 @5:53 PM

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Over 200 Spanish mobile numbers ‘possible targets of Pegasus spyware’
Data leak reveals scale of potential surveillance by NSO Group client believed to be Morocco

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington and Sam Jones in Madrid

03, May, 2022 @5:37 PM

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Spanish prime minister’s phone ‘targeted with Pegasus spyware’
Minister for presidency says ‘illicit’ targeting will be investigated by Spain’s highest criminal court

Sam Jones in Madrid

02, May, 2022 @10:28 AM

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Private equity executive sought to undermine NSO critics, data suggests
Information released under data protection laws sheds light on apparent effort to undermine Canadian research group Citizen Lab

Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Harry Davies

28, Apr, 2022 @11:37 AM

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Boris Johnson must pay attention to basic cybersecurity rules, says security adviser
Peter Ricketts’ warning comes as UAE accused of using Pegasus spyware to hack into mobile phone at Downing Street

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

19, Apr, 2022 @7:02 PM

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No 10 suspected of being target of NSO spyware attack, Boris Johnson ‘told’
No 10 subjected to UAE-linked spyware attack, says report, but Israeli firm suggests allegations are false

Stephanie Kirchgaessner

18, Apr, 2022 @4:26 PM

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Catalan leaders targeted using NSO spyware, say cybersecurity experts
Victims said to include Pere Aragonès and Carles Puigdemont, but Israeli firm suggests claims are false

Sam Jones in Madrid

18, Apr, 2022 @3:29 PM

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Victim’s iPhone hacked by Pegasus spyware weeks after Apple sued NSO
Quartet targeted by clients – thought to be Jordanian government agencies – of Israeli company even after Apple sued in November

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

05, Apr, 2022 @7:25 PM

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