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An Iranian hacking group that targeted a US presidential campaign in last year’s election has continued to wage widespread attacks, using an evolving list of tactics to dupe victims into clicking on malicious links.
The Israeli company at the heart of the Pegasus surveillance scandal on Oct 5 said it would support international regulation to prevent repressive governments from abusing powerful spyware like its own.
"Apple doesn't innovate anymore" or "Steve Jobs is turning in his grave" are the type of disillusioned tweets that pop up especially during product launches led by Tim Cook, who took Apple's reins in August 2011.
The global dominance of tech giants serves as a convenient online chokepoint for authoritarian governments to crack down on dissent or rig elections, critics of Apple and Google said Friday.
Apple has spent the past week rushing to develop a fix for a major security flaw which allows spyware to be downloaded on an iPhone or iPad without the owner even clicking a button.
Apple released a critical software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers said could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices without any user action.
Apple has rolled out a patch for Pegasus spyware, which was previously able to infect victims' phones without even tricking them into clicking a malicious link.
Nine activists from Bahrain had their iPhones hacked by advanced spyware made by the Israeli company NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire firm, a cybersecurity watchdog reported on Aug 24.
A decade after Mexico became a testbed for the global spy tool now known as Pegasus, prosecutors still cannot say who ordered the mass surveillance of innocent civilians and government critics, people familiar with the investigation said.
Pegasus program puts women at greater risk in global south, where women are used as ‘pawns’ to reach other targets. ‘Intimate’ material gathered by spyware hits women harder.