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Israeli spyware used to hack across 10 countries, Microsoft and watchdog say

The entrance to an office listed as belonging to QuaDream is seen in a high rise building in Ramat Gan, Israel, on 25th January, 2022.

Reuters An Israeli firm’s hacking tools have been used against journalists, opposition figures and advocacy organizations across at least 10 countries – including people in North America and Europe – according to new research published Tuesday by Microsoft Corp and the internet watchdog Citizen Lab.  Citizen Lab said in its report that it had been […]

Israel says spyware exports are for lawful use only

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Jerusalem, IsraelReuters Israel’s Defence Ministry said on Monday that the export of cyber products, like spyware sold by NSO Group, was for lawful use and with the sole purpose of fighting crime and countering terrorism. An investigation by 17 media organisations published on Sunday said NSO’s spyware was used in attempted and successful hacks of […]

UN surveillance expert urges global moratorium on sale of spyware

Geneva, SwitzerlandReuters The world should impose a moratorium on the sale and use of surveillance software until there are rules in place to stop governments using it to spy on opponents and critics, a UN expert recommended. David Kaye, the UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression, submitted his recommendations in a report published on […]