spyware News Archive

17-May-2013

 

New Mac spyware found on Angolan activist's computerPreviously unknown Mac OS X spyware, signed with a valid Apple Developer ID, has turned up on the laptop of an activist from Angola at a human rights conference in Norway. Security researcher and privacy activist Jacob Appelbaum found the spyware on the activist's Mac at the Oslo Freedom Forum earlier this week. The activist's computer was compromised as a result of a spear phishing attack ...

Developer-signed Mac spyware found on Angolan activist's computerPreviously unknown Mac OS X spyware, signed with a valid Apple Developer ID, has turned up on the laptop of an activist from Angola at a human rights conference in Norway. Security researcher and privacy activist Jacob Appelbaum found the spyware on the activist?s Mac at the Oslo Freedom Forum earlier this week. The activist?s computer was compromised as a result of a spear phishing attack ...

New Mac spyware found in the Oslo Freedom ForumOne surprise is that the new spyware found on Oslo Freedom Forum members' systems has a valid Apple Developer ID.

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

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.

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.

New Mac spyware discovered at Oslo conferenceToday security firm F-Secure announces the discovery of a new Mac-based spyware program, the latest in what has become a small, but growing trend. Attacks have previously affected Apple itself, as well as users in the wild. The latest problem was discovered at a recent conference in Oslo, Norway. The Oslo Freedom Forum, an event that is designed around the world's most influential dissidents ...

Remains of the Day: Where in the world?Mr. Cook goes to Washington, an Apple Store grows in San Francisco, and Mac spyware turns up in Norway. The remainders for Thursday, May 16, 2013, are going global. Apple on offense over $100B offshore stash (Politico) Yes, that?s right: Politico. Tim Cook?s giving interviews to political sites in advance of his testimony in front of the U.S. Senate?s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations ...

Mozilla warns spyware maker: Stop spoofing us!Mozilla has asked a European firm to stop making spyware that pretends to be the popular open-source Firefox web browser, a tech site reported last week.

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 ...        

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