Hacking Team

State of Surveillance

Cyber Sleuths Find Traces of Infamous iPhone and Android Spyware ‘Pegasus’ in 45 Countries

A new report by digital human rights researchers reveals that the infamous spyware Pegasus, made by NSO Group, has traces in 45 countries around the world, including the United States.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
14 hours ago

Powerful Smartphone Malware Used to Target Amnesty International Researcher

Human rights charity Amnesty International has found hackers attempted to infect one of their researcher's phones with malware from Israeli vendor NSO Group.
Joseph Cox
From the Ashes

New Spyware Company 'Grey Heron' Is Linked to Hacking Team

Grey Heron emerged from the controversial spyware vendor Hacking Team, and is looking to break into the European and North American markets.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Government Malware Company 'Grey Heron' Advertises Signal, Telegram Spyware

There's always a new player in the law enforcement hacking industry.
Joseph Cox
World Of Spyware

Hacking Team Is Still Alive Thanks to a Mysterious Investor From Saudi Arabia

An investor from Saudi Arabia is apparently behind a company that bought a stake in the controversial spyware vendor.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
State of Surveillance

The Hollowing Middle of the Surveillance Malware Market

Companies will have to choose between law enforcement in the West and authoritarian countries.
Collin Anderson
State of Surveillance

Italian Prosecutor Makes Request to Close Hacking Team Investigation

After more than two years, the Italian prosecutors have nothing to show for their investigation into the spectacular hack of Italian surveillance tech vendor Hacking Team.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
State of Surveillance

Mexican Governor Spied on President With Hacking Team Spyware, Lawsuit Alleges

A former intelligence officer brings to light yet more evidence of surveillance abuses in Mexico.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Assessing the Risks

DEA Used Malware Without Laying Out Privacy Risks

According to a Freedom of Information request, the DEA does not have any Privacy Impact Assessments related to using Hacking Team's malware.
Joseph Cox

Here's a DEA Invoice for Zero-Day Exploits

But the agency hasn’t been particularly successful with Hacking Team’s malware.
Joseph Cox

Hackers Re-Purposed Dumped Government Surveillance Tools to Hack Government Targets

Why bother coding when you can just copy and paste.
Joseph Cox
State of Surveillance

Government Spyware Maker Accidentally Doxes Itself in Amazing Self-Own

Turns out that the spyware gold rush is so hot even amateurs are trying to join it.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai