NSO Group

CYBER

Spy Versus Spy: How a Researcher And a Journalist Unmasked an Undercover Agent

This week on CYBER, we talk to the people who concocted a bold sting operation to unmask an undercover agent.
Motherboard Staff
2.7.19
The Weakest Link

It’s Amateur Hour in the World of Spyware and Victims Will Pay the Price

We’re living in the golden age of spyware and government hacking, with companies rushing to join a blossoming billion dollar market. The weakest among us—activists or journalists—will suffer the consequences if we don’t regulate it appropriately.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.13.18
State of Surveillance

They Got 'Everything': Inside a Demo of NSO Group's Powerful iPhone Malware

A source managed to see Israeli surveillance vendor NSO Group’s powerful iPhone malware up close. Despite a wave of highly controversial customers, the company appears to be popular worldwide.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
9.20.18
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
THEY'RE BACK

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
7.31.18
underground

NSO Group Employee Allegedly Stole Company’s Powerful Spyware for Personal Profit

NSO sells its potent iPhone malware to governments, including Mexico and the United Arabs Emirates. But according to a newly released indictment, a disgruntled employee stole the company's code and tried to sell it for $50 million worth of cryptocurrency.
Joseph Cox
7.5.18
acceptances

DEA: ‘There Is No Silver Bullet’ for Going Dark

A presentation obtained by Motherboard shows the Drug Enforcement Agency accepting the reality of encryption.
Joseph Cox
8.17.17
spying

The DEA Met With Controversial iPhone Hackers NSO Group

NSO Group's products have been linked to hacking attempts on journalists, activists, and dissidents.
Joseph Cox
8.2.17
Op-Ed

Mexico Hacking and Spying on Its Citizens Is a 'Human Rights Crisis'

The illegal use of hacking tools by the Mexican government against activists and reporters has become a systematic policy of intimidation and harassment.
Gisela Pérez de Acha
6.23.17
State of Surveillance

Mexico's Sloppy Hacking Attempts Expose Customers of a $1 Billion Spyware Company

A customer of the secretive spyware maker NSO Group is trying to hack several journalists and human rights activists in Mexico.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.19.17
Hacking

Surveillance Middlemen Make it Harder to Track Who's Responsible For Hacks

Is the company that makes an exploit responsible for how it's used by others?
Joseph Cox
9.13.16
News

Apple Patches OS X Vulnerabilities After Cyberattack on Human Rights Dissident

Apple just issued a patch for yet another vulnerability discovered as part of the cyberattack on a UAE human rights dissident.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.1.16
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