Israeli maker of surveillance software blocked +44 code after detecting hack against Princess Haya, source says
The powerful spyware used to hack into mobile phones belonging to Princess Haya and her divorce lawyer Fiona Shackleton is no longer effective against UK numbers, sources familiar with the software’s developer have said.
NSO Group, the Israeli maker of the Pegasus surveillance tool, implemented a change preventing client countries from targeting +44 numbers, the sources said, after it became aware of the British hacking scandal on 5 August last year.Continue reading...
ESET research discovers ESPecter bootkit – FontOnLake targeting Linux – Fake SafeMoon app update
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ESET researchers discover a malware family with tools that show signs they’re used in targeted attacks
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Sheikh Mohammed used spyware on Princess Haya and five associates in unlawful abuse of power, judge rules
The president of the family division found that agents acting on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, who is also prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, a close Gulf ally of Britain, hacked Haya and five of her associates while the couple were locked in court proceedings in London concerning the welfare of their two children.Continue reading...
Court judgments reveal how Sheikh Mohammed’s use of Pegasus spyware against his ex-wife was uncovered
Eleven court judgments, covering 181 pages, plus hundreds of other pages of legal documents have revealed an extraordinary spying scandal: state-sponsored mobile phone hacking conducted on behalf of the ruler of Dubai against his fearful sixth and former wife, Princess Haya, Britain’s most famous divorce lawyer and her associate, plus three others – against the backdrop of a bitter child protection battle being played out day after day in the English courts.
The conclusion, after just over a year of intense and costly legal arguments, is that “servants or agents” of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the vice-president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, engaged in “the surveillance of the six phones” in Britain using technology supplied by Israel’s NSO Group, a company already embroiled in a string of hacking scandals, apparently to further his cause in the welfare battle.Continue reading...