Calls are growing for an investigation into how commercial Pegasus spyware developed by Israel's NSO Group gets sold to autocratic governments and used to target journalists, lawyers, human rights advocates and others, with some lawmakers saying "the hacking-for-hire industry must be brought under control."
Malware developers increasingly are relying on "exotic" programming languages - such as Go, Rust, DLang and Nim - to create malicious code that can avoid detection by security tools and add a layer of obfuscation to an attack, according to a report released Monday by BlackBerry.
A recently discovered ransomware-as-a-service gang dubbed AvosLocker is recruiting affiliates and partners, including "pentesters" and "access brokers," on darknet forums, according to the security firm Malwarebytes.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of ongoing investigations into the use of NSO Group's Pegasus spyware to spy on dissidents, journalists, political rivals, business leaders and even heads of state - and discussion of whether the commercial spyware business model should be banned.
Cyber attacks on critical infrastructure are on the rise. A recent survey found that 9 out of 10 OT organizations experienced at least one intrusion in the past year.
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A patch is forthcoming for a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Windows operating system that can allow hackers to gain a foothold. Meanwhile, Linux OS users also need to adopt system upgrades to fix a flaw, and Oracle and Juniper have announced product patches.
APT 31, a China-linked hacking group, is targeting French organizations by exploiting home and office routers in an espionage campaign, warns CERT-FR, the French government's computer emergency readiness team that's part of the National Cybersecurity Agency of France, or ANSSI.
Cybereason, Rapid7 and Microsoft announced acquisitions this week designed to boost their security capabilities. Meanwhile, DevOps security firm Sysdig made a move to add infrastructure-as-code security to its portfolio.
Can NSO Group and other commercial spyware vendors survive the latest revelations into how their tools get used? The Israeli firm is again being accused of selling spyware to repressive regimes, facilitating the surveillance of journalists, political opponents, business executives and even world leaders.
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