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BellTroX InfoTech Services, a Delhi-based cyber firm allegedly spied on politicians, investors worldwide
News & Analysis

BellTroX InfoTech Services, a Delhi-based cyber firm allegedly spied on politicians, investors worldwide

BellTroX bombarded its targets with tens of thousands of malicious emails, according to the data reviewed by Reuters.

How Jeff Bezos' iPhone X was hacked: 14 bytes of 4.4 MB video sent by Saudi crown prince likely to have been malware
World

How Jeff Bezos' iPhone X was hacked: 14 bytes of 4.4 MB video sent by Saudi crown prince likely to have been malware

On the afternoon of 1 May, 2018, Jeff Bezos received a message on WhatsApp from an account belonging to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman

Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware
Politics

Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware

Congress leaders slammed the government over WhatsApp spying incident with party president Sonia Gandhi dubbing the 'snooping' on activists, journalists and political persons as illegal, unconstitutional and shameful

WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'
India

WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'

WhatsApp claims it informed the Government of India about hacking in May 2019, however, government sources claim it was 'pure technical jargon' and didn't mention Pegasus spyware

WhatsApp hack: Congress should wait for facts to emerge rather than float conspiracy theories about Modi govt snooping
India

WhatsApp hack: Congress should wait for facts to emerge rather than float conspiracy theories about Modi govt snooping

There are a lot of unanswered questions and loopholes in the narrative, but that hasn’t stopped the Congress from accusing the BJP-led NDA government of snooping and calling on the Supreme Court to take suo motu cognisance of these “illegal activities” and “hold the government to account”.

Pegasus spyware infected 45 countries between 2016 and 2018, targeted eight Indian telcos, shows Citizen Lab report
World

Pegasus spyware infected 45 countries between 2016 and 2018, targeted eight Indian telcos, shows Citizen Lab report

Citizen Lab had last year released findings about the reach and scope of Pegasus. This is the very same spyware that was used to carry out surveillance on at least 19 Indians earlier this year

Israeli Pegasus snooping case: Number of activists who confirmed being contacted by WhatsApp over surveillance rises to 20
India

Israeli Pegasus snooping case: Number of activists who confirmed being contacted by WhatsApp over surveillance rises to 20

A massive debate on security and privacy in the cyber world has erupted after popular social messaging platform WhatsApp revealed that journalists and human rights activists around the world, including India, had in May 2019 possibly been put under surveillance by Israeli spyware ‘Pegasus’.

Government agencies may be behind WhatsApp 'snooping' of journalists, activists, claims NCP's Dhananjay Munde in letter to Maharashtra guv
India

Government agencies may be behind WhatsApp 'snooping' of journalists, activists, claims NCP's Dhananjay Munde in letter to Maharashtra guv

Condemning the "snooping" of Indian journalists and human right activists through WhatsApp, NCP leader Dhananjay Munde on Thursday wrote to Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, seeking steps to stop such spying activities

WhatsApp surveillance: Congress accuses Narendra Modi govt of 'snooping', urges Supreme Court to hold Centre accountable
India

WhatsApp surveillance: Congress accuses Narendra Modi govt of 'snooping', urges Supreme Court to hold Centre accountable

The Congress alleged on Thursday that the Modi government has been "caught snooping" after WhatsApp said that journalists and human rights activists in India have been targets of surveillance, as it urged the Supreme Court to hold the Centre accountable over the issue

Maharashtra activists spied on by Israeli security firm tell Firstpost how Citizen Lab helped uncover conspiracy
India

Maharashtra activists spied on by Israeli security firm tell Firstpost how Citizen Lab helped uncover conspiracy

On Wednesday, The Indian Express reported that "at least two dozen academics, lawyers, Dalit activists and journalists in India were contacted and alerted by WhatsApp that their phones had been under state-of-the-art surveillance for a two-week period until May 2019"

WhatsApp reportedly confirms that Israeli spyware was being used to track Indian journalists
News & Analysis

WhatsApp reportedly confirms that Israeli spyware was being used to track Indian journalists

WhatsApp first found a cyberattack involving a vulnerability in their video-calling feature back in May.

WhatsApp hack: How a simple VOIP call can open your phone up to hackers
News & Analysis

WhatsApp hack: How a simple VOIP call can open your phone up to hackers

WhatsApp has encouraged all its users to update to the latest version of the app.

India's 'let's ban it' approach to anything that makes it uncomfortable online is a violation of human rights
News & Analysis

India's 'let's ban it' approach to anything that makes it uncomfortable online is a violation of human rights

The startling instances of Internet shutdowns put these initiatives in jeopardy and severely hamper freedom of expression and speech online.

Investigators probing missing students in Mexico targetted using Pegasus spyware
News & Analysis

Investigators probing missing students in Mexico targetted using Pegasus spyware

An international investigation into the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico was targeted with spying software sold to governments to fight criminals and terrorists, according to a report published on Monday.

Researchers claim that hackers wanted to discredit Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny
News & Analysis

Researchers claim that hackers wanted to discredit Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny

Targets included a former Russian prime minister and other officials from Russia, military officers, energy executives and an American working for a broadcaster.

Apple fixes a serious security flaw used to target Egyptian human right activist
News & Analysis

Apple fixes a serious security flaw used to target Egyptian human right activist

Apple Inc issued a patch on Thursday to fix a dangerous security flaw in iPhones and iPads after researchers discovered that a prominent United Arab Emirates dissident's phone had been targeted with a previously unknown method of hacking.

UC Browser found to leak data such as location, search details: Research group
News & Analysis

UC Browser found to leak data such as location, search details: Research group

Citizen Lab said Chinese and English-language versions of UC Browser, developed by UCWeb Inc, made easily available to third parties personally identifiable information like location, search details and mobile subscriber and device numbers.