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Google Chrome extension that was spying on users was reportedly downloaded 32 million times
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Google Chrome extension that was spying on users was reportedly downloaded 32 million times

Awake said the developers supplied fake contact information when they submitted the extensions to Google.

WhatsApp hacking case brings to the fore insecurity among human rights activists, lawyers and journalists
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WhatsApp hacking case brings to the fore insecurity among human rights activists, lawyers and journalists

In India, 121 WhatsApp users were targeted with NSO spyware, the messaging service said in a recent letter to the government

WhatsApp Payments should not be approved in a hurry, cyber security experts warn
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WhatsApp Payments should not be approved in a hurry, cyber security experts warn

This comes days after Facebook CEO announced that WhatsApp Pay will soon be launched in India.

Pegasus scandal is latest confirmation that you are being spied on and always have been
India

Pegasus scandal is latest confirmation that you are being spied on and always have been

Faced with the Pegasus cellphone-interception scandal, and a long list of governments mired in allegations that they used it to illegally surveil political opponents, fears have risen across the world for the future of our privacy

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's report to CERT-IN back in May about Pegasus is now gone for reasons unknown
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WhatsApp's report to CERT-IN back in May about Pegasus is now gone for reasons unknown

A May 2019 note published on the Government of India's cyber response team CERT-IN's website which gave a detailed explanation about the vulnerability that allowed hackers to install Israel spyware Pegasus has been deleted for reasons unknown

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: A complete guide to what it does and how it can be used to infiltrate all aspects of your digital life
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Pegasus spyware: A complete guide to what it does and how it can be used to infiltrate all aspects of your digital life

Pegasus is a modular malware that can initiate total surveillance on the targeted device, as per a report by digital security company Kaspersky. It installs the necessary modules to read the user’s messages and mail, listen to calls, send back the browser history and more, which basically means taking control of nearly all aspects of your digital life

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

WhatsApp vulnerability allowed Israeli spyware to be injected onto phones: Report
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WhatsApp vulnerability allowed Israeli spyware to be injected onto phones: Report

WhatsApp is urging users to update to the latest version of the app to steer clear of the vulnerability.

'TajMahal' spyware detected by Kaspersky Lab stayed hidden for past five years
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'TajMahal' spyware detected by Kaspersky Lab stayed hidden for past five years

The TajMahal spyware consisted of 80 malicious modules that enabled a wide range of attacks on victims.

Google removes spyware app called Tizi from Google Play Store; affected devices notified
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Google removes spyware app called Tizi from Google Play Store; affected devices notified

Earlier variant of Tizi did not have rooting capabilities but it developed later on and thereafter started stealing sensitive information from devices.

Google removes over 500 apps from its Play Store after spyware threat
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Google removes over 500 apps from its Play Store after spyware threat

The decision came after US-based cyber-security firm Lookout discovered more than 500 apps on the Play Store that could spread spyware on mobile phones.

Google blocks Lipizzan Android spyware found while investigating Chrysaor spyware
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Google blocks Lipizzan Android spyware found while investigating Chrysaor spyware

A new batch of spyware named 'Lipizzan' that could capture users' text messages, voice calls, location data and photos has been blocked by Google.

Investigators probing missing students in Mexico targetted using Pegasus spyware
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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.

Lithuania finds spyware on its government computers, holds Kremlin responsible
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Lithuania finds spyware on its government computers, holds Kremlin responsible

The Baltic state of Lithuania, on the frontline of growing tensions between the West and Russia, says the Kremlin is responsible for cyber attacks that have hit government computers over the last two years.

Chinese smartphone company Blu admits of planting spywares in some of its R1 HD smartphones
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Chinese smartphone company Blu admits of planting spywares in some of its R1 HD smartphones

A Chinese company has admitted that it planted a spyware in some Android mobile phones that sent back to China information about the users and text messages.

Your Apple iPhone had been vulnerable to hackers since iOS 7
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Your Apple iPhone had been vulnerable to hackers since iOS 7

What is shocking that Government organisations have been using the same for years.

Spyware found on state computer networks: Russia
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Spyware found on state computer networks: Russia

Russia's intelligence service said on Saturday that the computer networks of 20 organizations, including state agencies and defense companies, have been infected with spyware in what it described as a targeted and coordinated attack.