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This doesn't sound good - more of the same targeted cyber-chaos?

Anyone see this?


JULY 15, 2021

Spyware campaign targeted journalists, activists: researchers

A spyware campaign using tools from a secretive Israeli firm was used to attack and impersonate dozens of human rights activists, journalists, dissidents, politicians and others, researchers said Thursday.

Statements from Microsoft security researchers and the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab said powerful "cyberweapons" were being used in precision attacks targeting more than 100 victims around the world.

Microsoft said it patched this week the vulnerability exploited by the group, known by the names Candiru and Sourgum.

Citizen Lab said in a blog post that "Candiru is a secretive Israel-based company that sells spyware exclusively to governments," which can then use it to "infect and monitor iPhones, Androids, Macs, PCs, and cloud accounts." (snip) to more surprises and intrigue.

Posted by Backseat Driver | Fri Jul 16, 2021, 01:16 AM (1 replies)
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