Israeli threat actor hacks civil society in 10 countries, reports say
Two new threat analyses expose a new player in the field of targeted hacking for intelligence gathering.
New research published this week by Microsoft and the internet watchdog Citizen Lab detail the operations of a new Israeli spyware company targeting journalists, politicians, opposition figur... Read more
MEPs want Brussels to have more power over spyware regulation
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) want to curb the rampant use and abuse of spyware in the bloc.
MEPs are planning to propose that Brussels be given broad and overriding powers to enforce laws aimed at curbing improper use of spyware. They claim that a 'federal-style' mandate is needed b... Read more
‘European Commission staff phones compromised by Pegasus spyware’
Apple informed top EU officials that their iPhones may have been infiltrated by NSO Group's Pegasus spyware.
The European Union has found evidence that smartphones used by some of its staff were compromised by NSO Group's Pegasus spyware, the bloc's top justice official said in a letter seen by ... Read more
At least five European member states use Pegasus for espionage
Pegasus spyware is used by at least five European member states. Its developer, NSO Group, is under investigation by the European Union. The parliament wants to know if and how the spyware is used in Europe.
In 2020, over 70 journalists proved that several governments use Pegasus to eavesdrop on... Read more
‘NSO Group is keeping its owners in the dark’
According to experts testifying on behalf of the notorious business's owners, Israeli outfit NSO Group has stonewalled queries about whether it is acting lawfully.
Berkeley Analysis Group (BRG), the US consultant in charge of the personal equity fund that owns 70 percent of NSO Group last year, ... Read more
Investigation: NSO Group spyware used to target 10 Downing Street
The spyware can turn a phone into a listening device.
Research group Citizen Lab has found that spyware made by NSO Group Ltd. was used to target a device connected to the network of 10 Downing Street, the office and residence of Britain’s prime minister.
Israel-based NSO Group is the devel... Read more
REUTERS: Senior EU officials were targeted with Israeli spyware
At least 5 EU officials were attacked by hacking tools thought to have come from the Israeli NSO Group
Senior officials at the European Commission were targeted last year with spy software designed by an Israeli surveillance firm, according to two EU officials and documentation reviewed by Reute... Read more
European Parliament will investigate use of Pegasus by EU states
The EU wants to probe the "political" use of the spyware, especially in Hungary and Poland.
The European Parliament voted last week to create a new “committee of inquiry” to investigate allegations that European member states acquired and used Pegasus mobile spyware.
Lawmakers voted large... Read more
European Parliament to launch a committee that will investigate NSO’s Pegasus
Members of the European Parliament will begin an inquiry committee tasked with investigating the Pegasus spyware problem that has shaken up the globe.
In July 2020, an international investigation showed that governments could have used the spyware made by Israeli-based NSO Group worldwide to hac... Read more
EU Parliament wants the bloc’s governments investigated over Pegasus-related rights abuses
European Parliament lawmakers on Wednesday called for the formation of a committee to investigate rights abuses by European Union governments. The spyware in question is Israel’s NSO Group’s Pegasus.
Over in Poland, the Polish Senate gave formal approval for the formation of a committee to i... Read more