spyware News Archive

19-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.

New Mac Spyware Program Discovered At Oslo Freedom ForumredOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Previously unknown malware for Mac OS X that appears to have been signed with a valid Apple Developer ID has reportedly been discovered on the laptop of an African activist at a Norwegian human rights conference. According to CNET ?s Topher Kessler, the spyware program is a small application known as macs.app and is being identified as OSX ...

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.

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