The targeting of a Human Rights Watch staff member with Pegasus spyware underscores the urgent need to regulate the global trade in surveillance technology, Human Rights Watch said today.
(New York) – The following statement condemning the use of Pegasus spyware against six Palestinian human rights defenders was issued today by seven human rights organizations, including Human Rights Watch: We, the undersigned human rights organizations, condemn the hacking of six Palestinian human rights defenders with NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware,
A recent lawsuit alleges that the virtual assistants of tech companies like Apple and Google are listening in on users even when they’re not supposed to.
(New York) – Indian authorities should immediately, independently, and credibly investigate the government’s alleged use of advanced spyware to target activists and apparent opponents, Access Now, International Commission of Jurists, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Electronic Frontier Foundation, PEN America, Center for Democracy and Technology, Civicus, and Human Rights Watch said
Over one thousand web apps using Microsoft Power Apps have mistakenly exposed 38 million records online, including sensitive data relating to a number of coronavirus contact tracing platforms, vaccination registrations, job application portals, and employee databases. Wired reports that a thousand web apps have accidentally exposed 38 million records online,
Hackers have reportedly stolen $97 million worth of Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies from the Japanese exchange Liquid in a major hack.
(New York) – Recent reports that NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware has been used for surveillance of dozens of journalists, human rights activists, and others demonstrate the urgent need for governments to suspend the trade in surveillance technology until rights-protecting regulatory frameworks are in place, Human Rights Watch said today. Governments
The European Union and United States on Monday blamed China for the hacking of the Microsoft Exchange email server that compromised tens of thousands of computers around the world earlier this year.
As reported in May 2019, WhatsApp identified and shortly thereafter fixed a vulnerability that allowed attackers to inject commercial spyware on to phones simply by ringing the number of a target’s device.
There are many ups and downs about improvements in technology.