Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicSpyware

Topic: Spyware

Pegasus: Phones of 40 journalists from Indian Express, Hindu, HT & Wire tapped, says report

According to reports, phones of two serving union ministers, three opposition leaders, one constitutional authority, current and former heads of security organisations were also allegedly bugged using the Israel spy software Pegasus.

Access, not technology was the key to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ hack

The Jeff Bezos hack reveals non-technological aspects of 21st century hacking and what it takes to uncover secrets of the world's richest man.

WhatsApp, in letter to Modi govt, expresses ‘regret’ over Pegasus snooping issue

WhatsApp said it will ensure better safety measures after it confirmed last month that Pegasus spyware was used to spy on Indian journalists and human rights activists through its app.

The rise of Pegasus and why India should know the problem with hiring ‘internet mercenaries’

Pegasus, the spyware behind India’s WhatsApp snooping incident, has been used in over 45 countries and comes with a hefty price.

The WhatsApp hack was possible because cyber warfare is a lawless land

WhatsApp was hacked by a software developed by Israeli firm NSO, which is a small part of the unregulated environment of hackers, developers & sovereign govts.

WhatsApp reports software glitch after hack attack, urges users to update app

WhatsApp said commercial Israeli spyware was used to hack into people's phones, and has the hallmarks of a private company that works with governments.

US markets react sharply to escalating trade war with China

China announced to increase tariffs on $60 billion worth American imports and WhatsApp voice calls used to inject Israeli spyware on phones.

On Camera

YourTurn

What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

National Defence Academy | Twitter | Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff

Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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