Source: Vernon Silver, Bloomberg
Gamma International said the company didn’t sell its FinFisher spyware to Bahrain, responding to research that showed activists from the Persian Gulf kingdom were targeted by what looked like the software, which can secretly monitor computers.
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The Citizen Lab announces the publication of a detailed post analyzing several pieces of malware targeting Bahraini dissidents, shared with us by Bloomberg News. The analysis suggests that the malware used is "FinSpy," part of the commercial intrusion kit, Finfisher, distributed by the United Kingdom-based company, Gamma International.
Source: Dr. Web
Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web is warning users about a dangerous cross-platform Trojan horse that provides criminals with full control over infected machines and can render a system non-operational.
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Since March of this year, EFF has reported extensively on the ongoing campaign to use social engineering to install surveillance software that spies on Syrian activists.
Source: Paul Roberts, Threat Post
Followers and supporters of Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama were the targets of an e-mail borne attack that used news of the spiritual leader’s birthday to trick recipients into installing a surreptitious monitoring program on their computers.
A spokesman confirmed to the BBC that computers at its Eastern Naval Command had been infected with malware.
Source: Luke Allnutt, Radio Free Europe
Individuals active in the pro-Tibetan human rights community have been targeted by malware embedded in a European Parliament document.
Source: Neal Ungerleider, Fast Company
Syrian and Tibetan activists have recently been the targets of sophisticated cyberattacks in spoofed emails and Skype messages.
The Citizen Lab analyzes a recent targeted malware attack against the Tibetan community spoofing the June 14, 2012 resolution of the European Parliament (EP) on the human rights situation in Tibet. While such repurposing of authentic content for use as a malware delivery mechanism is not unusual, this incident raises serious questions surrounding the use of legitimate political resources for illegitimate ends.