Articles about Spyware Attack

'Attempt to malign our democracy': IT Minister on Pegasus controversy

19 Jul 2021

India
'Attempt to malign our democracy': IT Minister on Pegasus controversy

Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Union Minister for Information Technology, today said in the Parliament that the "Pegasus Project" is an attempt to malign our democracy and its institutions.

Phones of politicians, journalists reportedly hacked; Indian government denies involvement

19 Jul 2021

India
Phones of politicians, journalists reportedly hacked; Indian government denies involvement

India is committed to safeguarding the right to privacy of all its citizens, the central government said late on Sunday, responding to reports that mobile numbers of hundreds of Indians were hacked using a spyware.

Spyware found in Chrome extensions used by millions: Details here

18 Jun 2020

Technology
Spyware found in Chrome extensions used by millions: Details here

Dozens of extensions, operating through Google Chrome, have been found to be carrying spyware.

Israeli firm spied on WhatsApp users via US servers: Facebook

26 Apr 2020

Technology
Israeli firm spied on WhatsApp users via US servers: Facebook

In a shocking development, Facebook has accused Israeli security firm NSO Group of using servers located in the US to launch a coordinated spyware attack on hundreds of users of WhatsApp, its main messaging service.

Priyanka Gandhi's WhatsApp also spied on: Congress spokesperson

03 Nov 2019

Politics
Priyanka Gandhi's WhatsApp also spied on: Congress spokesperson

On Sunday, the Indian National Congress alleged that the WhatsApp account of senior party leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was also hacked by the Israeli spyware.

121 Indians may have been snooped: WhatsApp in September alert

03 Nov 2019

Technology
121 Indians may have been snooped: WhatsApp in September alert

Even as Indian authorities previously claimed that WhatsApp failed to alert them about a privacy breach by Israeli spyware, the Facebook-owned company reportedly issued two notifications in May and September.

Alerted Indian government about privacy breach, says WhatsApp; Centre denies

02 Nov 2019

India
Alerted Indian government about privacy breach, says WhatsApp; Centre denies

On Friday, Facebook-owned WhatsApp clarified that it had informed Indian authorities about a privacy breach on its platform in May.