Pegasus

Pegasus Spyware Hacked iPhones in Thailand, Say Canadian Researchers

Citizen Lab, a cyber research arm of the University of Toronto, on Sunday published a report detailing how Pegasus spyware was used to hack into iPhones belonging to pro-democracy protestors and activists in Thailand between October 2020 and November 2021. Pegasus is a mercenary spyware suite developed by Israeli surveillance and cyberintelligence company NSO Group....

Pegasus iPhone Spyware Infected Spanish Prime Minister’s Cellphone

The Spanish government on Monday announced during a press conference that the phones of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and Defence Minister Margarita Robles were both infected by the infamous Pegasus spyware last year — reports The Guardian. Developed by Israeli surveillance and cyberintelligence company NSO Group, Pegasus is capable of accessing, taking over, and extracting...

Spain Uses Pegasus Spyware to Target Catalan Official iPhones: Report

Catalonia's regional leader accused the Spanish government on Monday of spying on its citizens after a rights group said his phone and dozens more belonging to Catalan pro-independence figures had been infected with spyware used by sovereign states. A new investigation by The Citizen Lab has found that the Catalan president, Pere Aragones, was hacked...

Pegasus Spyware was Installed on Phone of Jamal Khashoggi’s Wife Months Before His Murder

According to an analysis by Bill Marczak of Citizen Lab, a research group from the University of Toronto devoted to uncovering cyberespionage, a UAE agency installed NSO’s Pegasus spyware on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s wife’s phone months before his murder, The Washington Post reports. The new forensic analysis not only challenges Israeli-based NSO Group’s claims that the murdered...

‘Predator’ Spyware for iPhones Uncovered by Toronto Researchers

Citizen Lab, a cyber research arm of the University of Toronto, on Thursday published a detailed analysis of 'Predator' — a piece of spyware similar to Israeli cyber intelligence firm NSO Group's infamous 'Pegasus', which can hack and harvest data from iPhones. Predator is developed and distributed by a previously little-known mercenary spyware development firm...

New York Times Journalist Reportedly Hacked by Pegasus Malware

The iPhone of New York Times journalist Ben Hubbard was repeatedly hacked with Israeli company NSO Group's Pegasus spyware tool over a three-year period stretching between June 2018 to June 2021, resulting in infections twice in July 2020 and June 2021. The University of Toronto's Citizen Lab, which publicized the findings on Sunday, said the "targeting took...

OS X El Capitan Update Patches Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Apple has today followed up its iOS security update with a software update for both OS X El Capitan and OS X Yosemite. Security Update 2016-001 (El Capitan) and Security update 2015-005 (Yosemite) also bring security fixes to Safari. As detailed on Apple's dedicated support site, the update patches the zero-day security flaws Lookout discovered...