malware

When Spies Come Home

PayPal Processes Payments for ‘Stalkerware’ Software Sold to Abusive Partners

The booming industry of spyware to spy on romantic partners doesn’t exist in a vacuum: Companies need financial and tech giants to process their payments and advertise their wares.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
a day ago
Hacking

Google Made a Quiz to See if You Can Identify Phishing Emails

Alphabet’s Jigsaw has a new quiz to test your ability to distinguish phishing emails from regular, benevolent ones.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.22.19
cybersecurity

Watch Android Malware Automatically Steal 1,000 Euros From a PayPal Account in Seconds

A new banking malware for Android phones allows criminals to take over control of PayPal and steal money.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.11.18
Hacking

Malware Companies Are Finding New Ways to Spy on iPhones

Kaspersky Lab’s found evidence that a small spyware government contractor sells iOS malware, showing it may not be as rare as some people think.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.27.18
Hacking

Why Is Antivirus Software Still a Thing?

Antivirus has been around for more than 20 years. Do you still need it to protect yourself today?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.14.18
Twitter

This Tiny Picture on Twitter Contains the Complete Works of Shakespeare

“I was just testing to see how much raw data I could cram into a tweet," the computer science undergraduate behind the demonstration said.
Joseph Cox
10.31.18
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
9.18.18
Internet Insecurity

Popular Mac Anti-Adware App ‘Surreptitiously Steals’ Your Browsing History, Researchers Say

Researchers allege the developers of Adware Doctor, the 4th highest ranking paid app in the Mac App Store, have found a way to bypass Apple restrictions and collect sensitive user data.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.7.18
NORTH KOREA

Feds Charge North Korean For WannaCry, Sony Hack

Park Jin Hyok is allegedly linked to some of the most significant cyber attacks in recent history, working for a front company that funds the North Korean regime, the Department of Justice says.
Joseph Cox
9.6.18
Internet Insecurity

Google Notifies People Targeted by Secret FBI Investigation

Dozens of people reported receiving an email from Google revealing a potential FBI investigation into people who purchased malware.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.4.18
When Spies Come Home

Spyware Company Exposed ‘281 Gigabytes’ of Children’s Photos Online

Consumer spyware company Family Orbit confirmed that it left its cloud storage servers vulnerable to hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.30.18
When Spies Come Home

Spyware Company That Marketed to Domestic Abusers Gets Hacked

A hacker broke into the servers of TheTruthSpy, one of the most notorious stalkerware companies out there, and stole logins, audio recordings, pictures, and text messages, among other data.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.28.18
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