Posts filtered by tags: Pegasus[x]


 

Creators of WhatsApp attack software face lawsuit from Amnesty International

This week a spyware attack was launched on WhatsApp. Now the Israeli firm linked to that attack is facing a lawsuit from human rights NGO Amnesty International, alleging their software has been used to surveil human rights defenders. The post Creators of WhatsApp attack software face lawsuit from Amnesty International appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Social Media, Web, Amnesty International, Lawsuit, NSO Group, Pegasus, Spyware, WhatsApp


An insider reveals how the nasty spyware used in the WhatsApp breach lets governments secretly access everything in your smartphone, from text messages to the microphone and cameras

WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned messaging app used by more than 1.5 billion people around the world, recently found a major security flaw,   the Financial Times reported. The hack is reportedly   as simple as receiving a WhatsApp phone call, even if you don't pick up the call. A record of the call can even be remotely erased, the report says. The WhatsApp exploit enables the installation of software from   the NSO Group, a secretive firm from Israel that bills itself as a leader in cyber warfare an...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Washington Post, Mexico, Israel, Trends, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Pegasus, Montreal, University of Toronto, Uae, Financial Times, Mansoor, Mexico State


'Rivet' Turns Your Kid's Favorite YouTube Videos Into Books

Android/iOS: My six-year-old has started reading YouTube videos, and I’m cool with it. She’s using a free children’s reading app called Rivet, which was just released. Rivet has a digital library of more than 2,000 books, ranging from a mythical tale about Pegasus to a guide to clouds. Read more...
Tags: Google, Kids, Youtube, Reading, Pegasus, Lifehacks, Reading Apps, Favorite YouTube Videos Into Books


This is how attackers were able to spread spyware through WhatsApp with just a phone call

A recently fixed vulnerability in WhatsApp allowed attackers to spread spyware to mobile devices with just a phone call. The attacker exploited a vulnerability known as buffer overflow, a type of exploit that's existed for decades. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Earlier this week, it was reported that a vulnerability in Facebook's popular WhatsApp messaging service made it possible for attackers to spread spyware to smartphones via phone calls made through the app.  To d...
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Pegasus, Ferguson, Financial Times, Trend Micro, Business Insider, Rik Ferguson, NSO Group, Ahmed Mansoor


Travel Tripper and Pegasus launch Conversion Plus

(NEW YORK) - May 15, 2019 — The newly-merged Travel Tripper and Pegasus announced the launch of Conversion Plus, an innovative website tool that enables hotels to automate smart, personalized promotions to potential guests by combining CRS rate data with the user's behavior, search history, and preferences. The solution enables hotels to significantly increase conversion rate and direct revenue while improving guest engagement on their websites.
Tags: Travel, New York, Pegasus


There's no way to know for sure whether your smartphone was infected by the WhatsApp attack. But here are some signs you should look out for.

A vulnerability in Facebook's WhatsApp messaging app made it possible for attackers to spread surveillance software to mobile devices through a phone call. While WhatsApp users cannot check whether their device was affected, there are certain red flags users can spot that may indicate a mobile device is being manipulated by a third party. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A vulnerability in Facebook's WhatsApp messaging app enabled attackers to spread surveillance software t...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Pegasus, Symantec, Financial Times, Screen Time, Kaspersky Labs, Guerra, Domingo Guerra, NSO Group, Ahmed Mansoor, Jay Rosenberg


Meet the shadowy security firm from Israel whose technology is believed to be at the heart of the massive WhatsApp hack (FB)

A major security flaw in WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned messaging app used around the world, affects all 1.5 billion-plus users the Financial Times reported on Tuesday morning. The hack is reportedly as simple as receiving a WhatsApp phone call — even if you don't pick up the call. A record of the call can even be remotely erased, the report says. The WhatsApp exploit enables the sophisticated spyware "Pegasus" to be installed, a notoriously invasive software tool created by the NSO Group, a secre...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Washington Post, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Israel, US, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Pegasus, Privacy International, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal


Lawyer involved in suits against Israel's most notorious cyber-arms dealer targeted by its weapons, delivered through a terrifying Whatsapp vulnerability

NSO Group is a notorious Israeli cyber-arms dealer whose long trail of sleaze has been thoroughly documented by the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab (which may or may not be related to an attempt to infiltrate Citizen Lab undertaken by a retired Israeli spy); NSO has been implicated in the murder and dismemberment of the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (just one of the brutal dictatorships who've availed themselves of NSO tools), and there seems to be no cause too petty for their ...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Post, Corruption, UK, London, News, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Whatsapp, Canada, New York Times, Infosec, Amnesty International, Pegasus


WhatsApp spyware attack was attempt to hack human rights data, says lawyer

NSO Group technology reportedly used against lawyer involved in civil case against the Israeli surveillance firmThe UK lawyer whose phone was targeted by spyware that exploits a WhatsApp vulnerability said it appeared to be a desperate attempt by someone to covertly find out the details of his human rights work.The lawyer, who asked not to be named, is involved in a civil case brought against the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group whose sophisticated Pegasus malware has reportedly been used ...
Tags: UK, Technology, Privacy, World news, Malware, Whatsapp, Surveillance, Canada, Data and computer security, Pegasus, NSO Group


WhatsApp spyware vulnerability: targeted lawyer says attempt was desperate

NSO Group technology used against lawyer involved in civil case against the Israeli surveillance firmThe UK lawyer whose phone was targeted by spyware that exploits a WhatsApp vulnerability said it appeared to be a desperate attempt by someone to covertly find out the details of his human rights work.The lawyer, who asked not to be named, is involved in a civil case brought against the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group whose sophisticated Pegasus malware has reportedly been used against Mex...
Tags: UK, Technology, Privacy, World news, Malware, Whatsapp, Surveillance, Canada, Data and computer security, Pegasus, NSO Group


Apple's privacy promises would have been useless against a simple missed call from WhatsApp hackers

The Financial Times reported on Monday that hackers were able to access people's phones by exploiting a vulnerability in WhatsApp. iPhone, Android, and Windows users were vulnerable, and the spyware used by the hackers was developed by an Israeli company called NSO Group. In a separate report, the FT said that NSO has boasted in the past about its ability to hack into iPhones. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple has long held itself up as the top smartphone maker for pri...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Pegasus, Financial Times, NSO, Business Insider Facebook, NSO Group


Hackers Used WhatsApp 0-Day Flaw to Secretly Install Spyware On Phones

Whatsapp has recently patched a severe vulnerability that was being exploited by attackers to remotely install surveillance malware on a few "selected" smartphones by simply calling the targeted phone numbers over Whatsapp audio call. Discovered, weaponized and then sold by the Israeli company NSO Group that produces the most advanced mobile spyware on the planet, the WhatsApp exploit installs [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Whatsapp, Pegasus, Mobile Spyware, How To Hack Whatsapp, Swati Khandelwal, WhatsApp Messenger, NSO Group, Android hacking, iOS hacking, Hack Whatsapp Account, Whatsapp vulnerability


WhatsApp was hacked and attackers installed spyware on people’s phones

WhatsApp has been hacked and attackers have installed spyware on an unknown number of people's smartphones. Bad actors installed the surveillance technology by phoning the target through WhatsApp's call functionality, according to the Financial Times, which first spotted the issue. The FT reported that the spyware was developed by Israel's NSO Group. WhatsApp is urging users to update the app after it was targeted by "an advanced cyber actor." Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Wha...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Israel, Trends, New York Times, Pegasus, Financial Times, US Department of Justice, NSO Group


Report: WhatsApp Vulnerability Used to Secretly Infect Phones With NSO Group's Notorious Spyware

Powerful spyware developed by Israeli cyber-intelligence company NSO Group exploited a vulnerability in encrypted messaging app WhatsApp to transfer itself to targeted devices, the Financial Times reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Cybersecurity, Whatsapp, Pegasus, Espionage, NSO Group, Cyberweapons, Cyber Intelligence


WhatsApp exploit let attackers install government-grade spyware on phones

WhatsApp just fixed a vulnerability that allowed malicious actors to remotely install spyware on affected phones, and an unknown number reportedly did so with a commercial-grade snooping package usually sold to nation-states. The vulnerability (documented here) was discovered by the Facebook-owned WhatsApp in early May, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. It apparently leveraged a bug in the audio call feature of the app to allow the caller to allow the installation of spyware on the device ...
Tags: Security, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Israel, Tech, Hack, Whatsapp, Pegasus, Department Of Justice, Financial Times, NSO, NSO Group


Irish Hockey Champions Trophy: Pegasus win shootout against Loreto in final

Pegasus add the Champions Trophy play-off title to their Irish Women's Hockey League win by beating Loreto in a shootout.
Tags: News, Pegasus, Hockey League, Loreto


Irish Hockey Champions Trophy: Pegasus and Lisnagarvey book final spots

Ulster sides Pegasus and Lisnagarvey reach their respective finals of the Irish Hockey Champions Trophy.
Tags: News, Pegasus, Lisnagarvey


Boeing’s other problem: Much-needed Air Force tanker keeps hitting snafus

Even when the company turns the corner on the much-delayed Pegasus program, the new tanker will face threats different from the Cold War or the wars of recent years.
Tags: Business, News, Economy, Pegasus, Air Force, Boeing, Boeing & Aerospace


Hacker-for-Hire Accused of Aiding Saudis Is Worrying Wall Street

Now NSO Group, hackers-for-hire likened to a private intelligence service, has become a strain for two Wall Street banks that helped fund a buyout of the Israel-based company last month. After struggling to find buyers for a $500 million loan that they agreed to provide, Jefferies Financial Group Inc. and Credit Suisse Group AG had to come up with the cash themselves and are now unloading the debt at a steep discount, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The banks were left holdin...
Tags: Science, Israel, Pegasus, Credit Suisse Group AG, NSO, NSO Group, Jefferies Financial Group Inc


Jeff Bezos' investigator thinks Saudi Arabia hacked his cell phone — here's how it could have happened (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' personal security consultant Gavin de Becker believes Saudi Arabia had access to Bezos' phone, according to an op-ed published by de Becker on Saturday in The Daily Beast. While de Becker didn't say how the Saudis gained access to his phone, the country has been accused in the past of using advanced spyware to track its adversaries. Some of that spyware comes from NSO Group, an Israeli company valued at $1 billion that sells technology that can track texts, emails, calls...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, US, Trends, New York Times, United Arab Emirates, Pegasus, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Times, Skype, Istanbul, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Uae


Report: Slain Mexican journalist’s widow targeted by spyware

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The widow of a renowned Mexican journalist murdered two years ago was the target of an attempted spyware attack 10 days after his death, an internet watchdog group reported Wednesday. The Toronto-based Citizen Lab said the attempt to place Pegasus spy software targeted Griselda Triana, the widow of Javier Valdez, bringing […]
Tags: News, Toronto, Ap, Nation, Mexico City, Pegasus, Citizen Lab, Javier Valdez, Griselda Triana


Pegasus by Jean-Michel Basquiat, “the Most Beautiful Drawing Ever”

The drawing above is Pegasus by Jean-Michel Basquiat. His first art dealer, Annina Nosei, once called it “the most beautiful drawing ever”. I am not going to disagree with her. I’ve only seen Basquiat’s work sporadically, mostly single paintings included in larger exhibitions with Warhols and Harings, but when I saw Pegasus in this short video about the artist’s life & work, it grabbed me, an instant favorite. The drawing is held in a private collection, but I hope I get to see it in pers...
Tags: Pegasus, Jason Kottke, Jean Michel Basquiat, Basquiat, Jean Michel Basquiat His, Annina Nosei


U.S. Air Force resumes Boeing's KC-46 tanker delivery

The U.S. Air Force said that a Boeing Co KC-46 Pegasus tanker jet was being delivered on Monday to Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Pegasus, Boeing, U S Air Force, Altus Air Force Base, Boeing Co KC


D-Wave Reveals 5000+ Qubit System With a More Connected Topology

D-Wave Systems has shown its new 5000 qubit quantum annealing system that uses a vastly improved Pegasus architecture. Nextbigfuture wrote about the Pegasus architecture and the 5,640 qubit D-Wave... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Innovation, Pegasus, Nextbigfuture


D-Wave announces its next-gen quantum computing platform

D-Wave, the well-funded quantum computing company, today announced its next-gen quantum computing platform with 5,000 qubits, up from 2,000 in the company’s current system. The new platform will come to market in mid-2020. The company’s new so-called Pegasus topology connects every qubit to 15 other qubits, up from six in its current topology. With this, developers can use the machine to solve larger problems with fewer physical qubits — or larger problems in general. It’s worth noting that D-Wa...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Science, Pegasus, Ibm, Simulation, Quantum Computing, Qubit, Developer Tools, Quantum Mechanics, Rigetti Computing, Rigetti, Quantum Supremacy, D-Wave Systems, D Wave


Travel Tripper and Pegasus to Unveil a Newly Enhanced Suite of Products at ITB Berlin

Fresh off the news of their merger, leading hospitality tech providers Travel Tripper and Pegasus announced that they will debut their newly enhanced suite of solutions at next month's ITB trade show in Berlin. The new combined offerings will bring together and leverage the strengths of two world-class brands in a recharged product suite that encompasses award-winning platforms and services for reservations, distribution, business intelligence, and e-commerce. Individually and taken toget...
Tags: Travel, Berlin, Pegasus, ITB


China Box Office: ‘Alita’ Wins the Weekend

Hollywood and Chinese sci-fi offerings went head-to-head at the Chinese box office this weekend. Newcomer “Alita: Battle Angel” smashed its way to the top with a $64 million debut — streaking past the Chinese titles that, though popular, have been in theaters since the Lunar New Year holiday at the start of the month. Fox’s […]
Tags: Asia, Hollywood, News, Global, Fox, Pegasus, Box Office, 20th Century Fox, China Box Office, Alita, Alita: Battle Angel, Boonie Bears, Peppa Pig Celebrates Chinese New Year, Crazy Alien, The Wandering Earth


China Box Office: ‘Alita’ Wins the Weekend, But Not Battle For Sci-Fi Dominance

Hollywood and Chinese sci-fi offerings went head-to-head at the Chinese box office this weekend. Newcomer “Alita: Battle Angel” smashed its way to the top with a $64 million debut — streaking past the Chinese titles that, though popular, have been in theaters since the Lunar New Year holiday at the start of the month. Fox’s […]
Tags: Asia, Hollywood, News, Global, Fox, Pegasus, Box Office, 20th Century Fox, China Box Office, Alita, Alita: Battle Angel, Boonie Bears, Peppa Pig Celebrates Chinese New Year, Crazy Alien, The Wandering Earth


Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Joins IHG®

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is bursting with news: it has become part of the IHG family of brands. (IHG®) (InterContinental Hotels Group) is one of the world's leading global hotel companies with a growing number of luxury brands including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.IHG purchased the award-winning hospitality and wellness company from private equity fund Pegasus Capital Advisors for USD 300 million. The sale includes the ...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Israel, Thailand, Unesco, Portugal, Ihg, Manhattan, Cambodia, Pegasus, North America, Istanbul, Chinatown, Bhutan, Rajasthan, InterContinental Hotels Group


EnCap commits $300 mln to Pegasus

EnCap Investments LP has committed $300 million to Pegasus Resources LLC. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Pegasus is a mineral and royalty company. PRESS RELEASE FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pegasus Resources, LLC (Pegasus), a mineral and royalty company based in Fort Worth, Texas, announced today that it has secured an additional $300 million equity commitment from EnCap Investments L.P. (EnCap), bringing EnCap’s total commitment to $600 million. Pegasus received an initial commitment of $300 ...
Tags: Trends, Pegasus, Delaware, Young, David Miller, Fort Worth Texas, Rodgers, Permian Basin, EnCap, PE Deals, EnCap Investments, EnCap Investments L P EnCap, EnCap Investments LP, Pegasus Resources LLC, George M Young Jr, Lynn Frank