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‘Blame our customers for misusing hacking software’: NSO Group

The makers of the Pegasus spyware software, NSO Group, blamed its customers for misusing its software to hack into phones of innocent people. The Israeli firm is facing international criticism, after reporters obtained a list of alleged potential targets for spyware, including activists, politicians and journalists. Investigations have begun as the list, of 50,000 phone numbers, […]

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Authoritative governments use Israeli software to spy on activists, politicians and journalists: Report

Activists, politicians and journalists from around the world were targeted in a surveillance operation using software sold by the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, according to an investigation into a massive data leak. The 17 media organizations worldwide released a report on Sunday said “authoritarian governments” abused the Pegasus software, “hacking 37 smartphones,” according to […]

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Cyberattack market to touch $6 trillion by the end of 2021

The cyber security market is expected to hit a market valuation of more than $217 billion by the end of 2021. The coronavirus pandemic accelerated the growth of this industry, as many corporations moved to work from home. Digital became the new business model in 2021, thus forcing organizations to use cyber security measures to […]

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Ransomware hackers behind cyberattack of one million ‘systems’ demand $70 million in Bitcoin

Hackers who claim to have taken control of a million systems in a “colossal” ransomware attack have demanded $70 million be paid in return for a “universal decryptor” that it says will unlock the files of all victims. The REvil group claims its malware, which initially targeted US IT firm Kaseya, has hit one million […]

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About 200 companies in the United States hit by ‘colossal’ ransomware cyber attack

Nearly 200 companies were hit by a “colossal” ransomware attack in the United States, according to a cyber-security firm. Huntress Labs said the hack targeted Florida-based IT company Kaseya before spreading through corporate networks that use its software. Kaseya said in a statement on its own website that it was investigating a “potential attack”. Huntress […]

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Colonial Pipeline: United States recovers most of ransom paid to hacking group

The United States recovered most of USD $4.4 million it paid to a cyber-criminal gang who hacked the Colonial Pipeline last month. The cyber gang called DarkSide infiltrated the pipeline and disrupted supplies for several days causing fuel shortages. The gang operates from eastern Europe and possibly Russia, US officials have claimed. The pipeline carries […]

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Massive cyber attack affected some 18,000 US organisations

The hackers that infiltrated into US government agencies for at least nine months ‘genuinely impacted’ about 50 organisations, FireEye, the cyber security firm that identified hacking said. FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia said that while some 18,000 organisations had the malicious code in their networks, it was the 50 who suffered major breaches. The US Treasury […]