Google Reveals Italian Spyware Used for Hacking Apple, Android Smartphones

An Italian company’s hacking tools were used to spy on Apple and Android smartphones in Italy and Kazakhstan, Alphabet’s Google said in a report on Thursday. Milan-based RCS Lab, whose website claims European law enforcement agencies as clients, developed tools to spy on private messages and contacts of the targeted devices, the report said. Google‘s […]

Pegasus Spyware was Detected Twice on PM Sanchez’s Phone in May 2021

Spanish authorities have detected Pegasus spyware in the mobile phones of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Defence Minister Margarita Robles, the government minister for the presidency, Felix Bolanos, said on Monday.  Bolanos told a news conference Sanchez’s phone was infected in May 2021 and at least one data leak occurred then. He would not say […]

EU to Probe ‘Political’ Use of Pegasus Spyware in Member Countries

The European Parliament on Thursday created a “committee of inquiry” to probe accusations over the use of Pegasus spyware by governments in the bloc, notably in Hungary and Poland. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to “investigate alleged breaches of EU law in the use of the surveillance software by, among others, Hungary and Poland”, a statement said. […]

Pegasus Spyware Maker NSO Sues Newspaper for Defamation

The embattled Israeli spytech firm NSO Group filed Sunday a defamation lawsuit against a newspaper that reported its Pegasus software had been used by police against dozens of prominent Israelis. The reports by the business daily Calcalist triggered public outrage in Israel, with the government promising answers and President Isaac Herzog saying the alleged police […]

Pegasus: Israeli Probe Finds No Sign of Police Abuse in Spyware Case

An Israeli investigation found “no indication” that police illegally hacked the mobile phones of dozens of public figures, the Justice Ministry announced Monday, contradicting the key claims of a series of explosive investigative reports in a leading Israeli newspaper. Israel’s attorney general ordered the investigation last month in the wake of the unsourced reports by […]

Pegasus Row: Domestic Use of Israel’s Spyware Sparks Scandal at Home

Israel’s ground-breaking surveillance technology was once feted as a prized export bolstering diplomatic ties abroad, but reports the secret spyware was also turned on citizens at home has trigged domestic outrage. Bombshell allegations in Israeli media centre on the controversial Pegasus malware made by the Israeli firm NSO, which can turn a phone into a […]

Israeli Police Used Spyware on Benjamin Netanyahu’s Son, Aides

Israeli police illegally spied on the phones of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son and members of his inner circle, a local newspaper reported Monday. The report prompted a high-level investigation and threw the former leader’s corruption trial into disarray. Netanyahu demanded a “strong and independent investigation” into the alleged police misuse of sophisticated spyware […]

Pegasus Snooping: Israel Police Allegedly Widely Using NSO Spyware

Police used Pegasus spyware to hack phones of dozens of prominent Israelis, including a son of former premier Benjamin Netanyahu, activists, and senior government officials, an Israeli newspaper reported Monday. The bombshell revelation is the latest from the business daily Calcalist, which had previously reported that police used Pegasus without court authorisation against leaders of […]

People Who Claim to Be Affected by Pegasus Get More Time to Come Forward

Just two persons affected by the Pegasus spyware have so far pledged to give their phones to the SC-appointed technical committee looking into the Pegasus issue, forcing the panel to extend the timeline for affected persons to turn up before it. The technical committee appointed by the Supreme Court has now given more time, till […]

Spyware Used by Police on Key Figure in Benjamin Netanyahu Trial: Reports

Reports that police may have used spyware on a key witness in the trial of former premier Benjamin Netanyahu dominated Israeli headlines Thursday amid global scrutiny of Israeli-made surveillance technology. In a recording aired by Channel 12 news, police are heard allegedly discussing tapping a phone belonging to Shlomo Filber, a former Netanyahu ally turned […]

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