Tuesday, July 27

espionaje

Activistas, espionaje, Estados Unidos, israel, Noticias, Periodistas, software espía, Telefonía celular, teléfonos, Tendencias

A piece of software was used to spy on activists and journalists | Digital Trends Spanish

An investigation by various investigative outlets, including The Washington Post, The Guardian and Le Monde, revealed how spyware Pegasus, which belongs to the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, was used to hack the smartphones of journalists, activists , business executives and politicians around the world. This software is sold to governments to track down terrorists and criminals. The investigation had access to about 50 thousand telephones, identified as belonging to persons of interest to NSO Group clients. An Avast threat analyst explained that Pegasus is a remote access tool with spyware capabilities, that is, a tool with which you can remotely monitor a person's phone and access certain elements such as the camera or microphone. , in addition to carrying out some actions s...
Edward Snowden, espionaje, Tendencias

Edward Snowden, traitor or icon of freedom of expression? | Digital Trends Spanish

With just over 20,000 inhabitants, the small town of Elizabeth City is considered one of the best places to live on the East Coast of the United States and could be the ideal destination to rest after a life of work. It might have remained a lost point on the map, if it weren't for Edward Snowden making it popular around the world nearly a decade ago. In June 2013, shortly before his 30th birthday, technology consultant Edward Joseph Snowden shook the world by leaking through the newspapers The Guardian Y The Washington Post, classified as top secret documents on various programs of the main security agencies in the United States. Snowden was born on June 21, 1983 in Elizabeth city. One of its few attractions is the Pasquotank River and the Coast Guard post, where Snowden's father wor...
5G, China, espionaje, Huawei, Noticias, seguridad nacional, Telefonía celular

Sweden excludes Huawei from its 5G infrastructure | Digital Trends Spanish

China "is one of the biggest threats to Sweden." That statement - emanating from the Swedish intelligence services - prompted that Scandinavian country's telecommunications regulator to make a decision: it banned the operation of Huawei and ZTE telecommunications equipment on its 5G network. With this measure, made official on October 20, Sweden joins other European nations that have restricted Chinese suppliers for security reasons, the agency reported. Reuters. European governments have tightened controls on Chinese companies developing 5G networks, following diplomatic pressure from Washington, which alleges that Beijing could use Huawei equipment to spy. For its part, Huawei has repeatedly denied being a national security risk. In July 2020, the UK announced that Huawei equipme...
Conflicto entre Corea del Norte y Sur, corea del norte, Corea del Sur, espionaje, Noticias

Is this a message for spies from North Korea? | Digital Trends Spanish

A report from the agency Yonhap (Spanish version) begins like this: "North Korea has broadcast on Saturday, for the first time on YouTube, a series of mysterious numbers, presumably an encrypted message." In an account of the country's state radio station, Radio Pyongyang, a clip was published in which a female broadcaster reads "an information technology review assignment from the distance education university for the 719th expedition agents." . According to the information, the voice repeats phrases such as “number 23 on page 564, number 19 on page 479”, for almost a minute. "North Korea has broadcast such seemingly random numbers over the radio from the Cold War era to as recently as March 7 and 13 (2020)," he explained. Yonhap. Before being removed for unknown rea...
Computación, espionaje, Malware, Noticias, NSO Group, RansomWare, Redes sociales, whatsapp

Catholic Bishop was the object of espionage through WhatsApp | Digital Trends Spanish

At the end of 2019, WhatsApp It recognized that around 1,400 of its users had been victims of espionage thanks to malware created by the Israeli company NSO Group. Although it was a "highly sophisticated" attack, the criminals' attempts to "cover their tracks were not entirely successful," he said at the time through The Washington Post the chief executive of the Facebook affiliate, Will Cathcart. The company also described the fact that the criminal action targeted a hundred human rights defenders, journalists and other members of civil society around the world as a “disturbing pattern”. Although WhatsApp did not give names on that occasion, Forbes He discovered that the victims belonged to at least 20 countries, such as Mexico and the United Arab Emirates. Subsequentl...