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
In India, 121 WhatsApp users were targeted with NSO spyware, the messaging service said in a recent letter to the government
This comes days after Facebook CEO announced that WhatsApp Pay will soon be launched in India.
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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 is urging users to update to the latest version of the app to steer clear of the vulnerability.
The TajMahal spyware consisted of 80 malicious modules that enabled a wide range of attacks on victims.
Earlier variant of Tizi did not have rooting capabilities but it developed later on and thereafter started stealing sensitive information from devices.
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.
A new batch of spyware named 'Lipizzan' that could capture users' text messages, voice calls, location data and photos has been blocked by Google.
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.
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.
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.
What is shocking that Government organisations have been using the same for years.