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TECH 14 May 2019 | 10:14 AM Premium

Hackers exploited WhatsApp flaw to install spyware

A security flaw in WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, allowed sophisticated attackers to install spyware on phones, the company said on May 14, in the latest trouble for its parent Facebook.

TECH 11 Mar 2014 | 4:05 PM Premium

Suspected Russian spyware Turla targets Europe, United States

A sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyberespionage programs uncovered to date.

Business 07 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fear of spyware changing online habits

Internet users worried about spyware and adware are shunning specific Web sites, avoiding file-sharing networks, even switching browsers.

TECH 17 May 2019 | 5:46 AM Premium

WhatsApp, security and spyware: what happened

Facebook-owned WhatsApp’s revelation of a security flaw allowing hackers to inject spyware on smartphones raised fresh concerns about the security of the mobile ecosystem.

TECH 15 May 2019 | 5:14 AM Premium

WhatsApp hack aided by spyware linked to human rights abuses

Israeli spyware maker NSO Group Ltd was in the limelight on May 14 after its software was suspected of being used in hacking the phones of human rights activists through WhatsApp. It’s not the company’s first brush with controversy.

World 07 Mar 2014 | 10:50 PM Premium

Suspected Russian spyware Turla targets Europe, U.S.

LONDON/BOSTON (Reuters) - A sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyber espionage programs uncovered to date.

World 16 May 2019 | 12:39 AM Premium

NSO owner tells Amnesty it will prevent abuse of spyware linked to WhatsApp breach

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - NSO Group's owner said it will do whatever necessary to ensure the Israeli firm's spyware does not undermine human rights, after Amnesty International sought to revoke the export licence for NSO, which has been linked to a WhatsApp breach.

TECH 02 Jul 2019 | 12:24 PM Premium

UN draft text on digital rights ducks call for spyware moratorium

UN member states are set to sidestep a call for a moratorium on commercial spyware, deciding instead to commission a study of how digital technology affects human rights, according to a draft UN human rights resolution seen by Reuters.

TECH 24 Feb 2015 | 10:47 AM Premium

NSA chief declines comment on spyware reports, says programmes lawful

The head of the National Security Agency refused to comment on reports that the US government implants spyware on computer hard drives for surveillance purposes, saying "we fully comply with the law."

TECH 23 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Israel spyware firm can mine data from social media – Financial Times

An Israeli spyware firm thought to have hacked WhatsApp in the past denied a report July 19 that it had boasted to clients that it can scoop user data from servers run by technology titans.