The leader of Poland’s ruling conservative party has acknowledged that the country bought advanced spyware from the Israeli surveillance software maker NSO Group.
UN human rights experts called on all States to impose a global moratorium on the sale and transfer of surveillance technology.
The toolkit scans iPhone and Android backup files for evidence of a compromise.
The deployment of the tool, confirmed with forensics, shows a willingness to use tactics previously deemed out-of-bounds.
Leaked records show dissidents and those who help them prominent among those under threat from NSO spyware.
Android and iPhone spyware sold by NSO Group enables state terror attacks in multiple countries.
The managers are accused of selling tech to Libya and Egypt that was used to identify activists, read private messages, and kidnap, torture, or kill them.
U.S. regulators have discovered it’s not enough to stop government agencies from buying Chinese-made drones – Chinese-made components may also be a source of malware.
Facebook filed a lawsuit in Portugal against browser extension maker Oink and Stuff.