InfoSec News Nuggets 2/6/2024

Pegasus Spyware Targeted iPhones of Journalists and Activists in Jordan  The iPhones belonging to nearly three dozen journalists, activists, human rights lawyers, and civil society members in Jordan have been targeted with NSO Group's Pegasus spyware, according to joint findings from Access Now and the Citizen Lab. Nine of the 35 individuals have been publicly confirmed as targeted, out of whom six had their devices compromised with the mercenary surveillanceware tool. The infections are estimated to have taken…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 04/13/2022

Sandworm hackers fail to take down Ukrainian energy provider The Russian state-sponsored hacking group known as Sandworm tried on Friday to take down a large Ukrainian energy provider by disconnecting its electrical substations with a new variant of the Industroyer malware for industrial control systems (ICS) and a new version of the CaddyWiper data destruction malware. The threat actor used a version of the Industroyer ICS malware customized for the target high-voltage electrical substations and then tried…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 10/29/2021

In the middle of a crisis, Facebook Inc. renames itself Meta Facebook Inc. is now called Meta Platforms Inc., or Meta for short, to reflect what CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday is its commitment to developing the new surround-yourself technology known as the “ metaverse.” But the social network itself will still be called Facebook. Also unchanged, at least for now, are its chief executive and senior leadership, its corporate structure and the crisis that has…
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