Category: Cybersecurity

NSO Group spyware used to hack US State employees

Published by Al-Araby The phones of 11 US State Department employees were hacked with spyware from Israel’s NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire company, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. The employees were all located in Uganda and included some foreign service officers, said the person, who was not authorised to speak

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Biden says he is crafting a plan for Russia-Ukraine crisis

Published by Reuters By Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday he is developing comprehensive initiatives to make it difficult for Russian President Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine and that he would not accept Moscow’s “red lines,” as fears mounted that the simmering conflict could erupt into war. A video teleconference

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Pegasus maker probes reports its spyware targeted US diplomats

Published by AFP Washington (AFP) – The Israeli spyware maker in the Pegasus surveillance scandal said Friday it was investigating reports the firm’s technology was used to target iPhones of some US diplomats in Africa. Apple has begun alerting people whose phones were hacked by NSO’s spyware, which essentially turns handsets into pocket spying devices

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Didi Global plans to delist from New York, seek listing in Hong Kong

Published by Reuters SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) -Ride-hailing giant Didi Global said on Friday it will delist from the New York stock exchange and pursue a listing in Hong Kong, succumbing to pressure from Chinese regulators concerned about data security. It ran afoul of Chinese authorities by pushing ahead with its $4.4 billion U.S. IPO in

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Missouri officials planned to thank Post-Dispatch for finding data vulnerability before threatening newspaper, emails show

Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Before blaming the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education was preparing to thank the newspaper for discovering a significant data vulnerability, according to records obtained by the Post-Dispatch through a Sunshine Law request. In an Oct. 12 email to officials in

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Meta removes 162 accounts with ‘links to Hamas’

Published by Al-Araby Meta – Facebook’s parent company – has removed 141 Facebook accounts and 21 Instagram accounts allegedly linked to Hamas for violating its policy against “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” (CIB), the social media firm said in its annual ‘Adversarial Threat Report’ on Wednesday. The company said the network of accounts originated in the besieged

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U.S., NATO fully committed to Ukraine, says Blinken ahead of Lavrov talks

Published by Reuters By Humeyra Pamuk and Johan Ahlander STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – NATO allies share an “unwavering commitment” to Ukraine’s sovereignty, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday, hours before he meets Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov amid escalating East-West tensions over Ukraine. Blinken, speaking at the start of talks with Ukrainian Foreign

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