spyware News Archive

11-May-2013

 

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

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: government spyware disguising itself as FirefoxMozilla calls on Gamma International to stop using the Firefox name

Researchers find Malay-language GE13 document with spyware, says reportKUALA LUMPUR, May 3 ? Computer spyware was found recently in a Bahasa Malaysia Microsoft Word document that purportedly discusses Election 2013 candidates, according to IT security researchers Citizen Lab. In the ?For Their Eyes Only? report released on May 1, the University of Toronto?s Citizen Lab said the word document installs FinSpy spyware ...        

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.

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