Two days after the murder of award-winning Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, two of his colleagues began receiving text messages laden with NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware. To date, 24 targets of Pegasus have been identified in Mexico. This case additionally illustrates an alarming trend of spyware attacks around the world specifically aimed at journalists.
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Adi Pito and his friend Avi Genasia were checking out the damage from the first – and so far only – fatal rocket attack of the past week when there was a deep rumble on the horizon.
Source: AP, The Washington Post
The report by ISNA quoted Mohammad Reza Golshani, IT head of Iran’s state offshore oil company, as blaming Israel for having planned the attack.
Source: Guy-Philippe Goldstein, Haaretz
As the world wakes up to the seriousness and difficulties of cyber-defense, it is becoming clearer that self-appointed cyber-vigilantes are more often than not a hindrance.
Source: Kobi Nahshoni, Ynetnews
Senior Sephardic religious leaders, including Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Shas spiritual leader Ovadia Yosef, have published a harsh letter against the Internet, stating that every person must save his relatives and others from the “spiritual dangers” of the Web.
Source: Arutz Sheva
The Hamas terror group on Sunday called for an escalation of Internet hacking against Israel and saluted Arab programmers who have managed to infiltrate Israeli computer systems in recent weeks, Bloomberg reported.
Source: Jillian C. York, Al Jazeera
The emergence of China’s “50 Cent Army” in 2004 marked a new phenomenon by paying commenters, working for or in close conjunction with the state, in an attempt to influence local attitudes.