spyware News Archive

02-May-2013

 

The Real Mozilla Stands Up to Firefox-Cloaked SpywareMozilla, the creator of the Firefox browser, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Gamma International, a German company that sells spyware to governments and law enforcement agencies. The move was a reaction to the news that a booby-trapped Microsoft Word document -- sent out for upcoming Malaysian elections -- embeds a copy of Gamma's FinSpy spyware that masquerades as a Firefox executable.

Mozilla Takes Aim at Spyware That Masquerades as FirefoxMozilla's lawyers are sending a nasty gram to a U.K. company that writes spyware for government snoops.

Mozilla Targets Spyware Masquerading as FirefoxMozilla has issued a cease-and-desist letter against a company that is masking its spyware products to make it look as if it's actually Mozilla's Firefox browser.

Spyware used by governments poses as Firefox, and Mozilla is angryMozilla sends cease and desist letter to maker of FinFisher software.

Mozilla moves to stop spyware company from spoofing FirefoxMozilla sent a cease-and-desist letter to a European company that created a piece of spyware masquerading itself as the Firefox browser. The move Tuesday comes after computer security researchers said that they discovered that a well-known spyware program called FinSpy was spoofing Firefox. Mozilla was alerted by the researchers, who are with Citizen Lab, a research project that is part of the ...

Mozilla: UK spyware company hijacking our brandLONDON (AP) ? The maker of one of the Internet's most popular browsers is taking on one of the world's best-known purveyors of surveillance software, accusing a British company of hijacking the Mozilla brand to camouflage its espionage products.

Mozilla says spyware sold to governments masquerading as FirefoxREDMOND, Wash., May 1 (UPI) -- Mozilla says it has sent a cease-and-desist letter to a British company it alleges sells spyware disguised as its Firefox browser to governments.

Spyware 'hiding' under Firefox brandThe Mozilla Foundation has accused the makers of Finfisher surveillance software of falsely using the Firefox name

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