20 stories about Spyware
ועידת התחזיות 2018 אשר לוי מנכ"ל אורבוטק

NSO Chairman quits company amidst ongoing turmoil

25.01.22|Meir Orbach
Asher Levy, who served as Chairman since April 2020, has left the embattled company behind the Pegasus spyware
רוני אלשיך ו קובי שבתאי מפכ"לי ה משטרה מיין רחב

Israeli police used NSO’s Pegasus to spy on local mayors, their relatives

23.01.22|Tomer Ganon
Police tapped phones of three heads of local authorities, whom law enforcement suspected of engaging in corrupt activity, but no evidence was found and no indictment filed; some were detained, with their homes searched
NSO משטרה תמונת כתבת מוסף לרוחב

Step-by-step: How Israel Police used NSO’s Pegasus to spy on citizens

20.01.22|Tomer Ganon
Marking the target, hacking the phone, filing the information, real-time tracking and data analysis - Calcalist reveals what every step of the spyware operation looked like
משטרה NSO כתבת מוסף

Israel Police used Pegasus to track activist's secret use of gay dating app

20.01.22|Tomer Ganon
Police officer who was in charge of tapping activist's phone with NSO’s spyware, called individual a 'danger to democracy', claimed info on his use of Grindr while married 'serves as leverage' in investigation
קובי שבתאי מפכ"ל ה משטרה

Move over NSO: Israeli police is paying private hackers to spy on citizens

19.01.22|Tomer Ganon
The police’s cyber division employs external hackers to collect intelligence on targets. The hackers don’t have security clearance, were not trained as police officers, and are exposed to extremely private and secret information
איציק בנבנישתי מנכ"ל פרטנר 16.8.20 ועידת Mind The Tech

NSO would-be CEO steps down just two weeks after joining embattled company

11.11.21|Golan Hazani
Itzik Benbenisti was named as the spyware company's new CEO last month, but announced that he is leaving on Thursday following NSO’s blacklisting by the U.S. Commerce Department
משרדי NSO ב הרצליה

Report: Bahrain used NSO’s Pegasus spyware against regime opponents

24.08.21|Omer Kabir
The report from Citizen Lab maintains that the spyware was found on the smartphones of nine activists, five of which appeared on a list of 50,000 numbers of interest to NSO clients
מימין יו"ר NSO אשר לוי והמנכ"ל שלו חוליו

NSO Chairman to employees: Company ownership will not change, “continue to do the important things you do”

02.08.21|Omer Kabir
In a letter obtained by Calcalist, Asher Levy, the chairman of the company behind the controversial spyware Pegasus, wrote that investors chose to replace the managing body of the fund that owns NSO
שלו חוליו מייסד מנכ"ל משותף NSO

NSO CEO exclusively responds to allegations: "The list of 50,000 phone numbers has nothing to do with us"

20.07.21|Omer Kabir and Hagar Ravet
“I'll give you a simple statement: Journalists, human rights activists, and civil organizations are all off-limits,” said Shalev Hulio
ריגול ממשלתי ניטור המוני פרטיות מצלמות מעקב 1

NSO's spyware used to target journalists' cell phones - reports

According to the Guardian, the investigation suggested "widespread and continuing abuse" of the Israeli firm's hacking software, described as malware that infects smartphones to enable the extraction of messages, photos and emails; record calls; and secretly activate microphones
ביל מרזק עמית מחקר בכיר ב מכון סיטיזן לאב של אוניברסיטת טורונטו

Citizen Lab’s report points to Israeli cyber’s lack of morals

18.07.21|Omer Kabir
A new report from the University of Toronto's institute exposed Israeli surveillance company Candiru, warning it is not just one company that uses questionable practices, but rather common practice in the industry
פאונדרס גרופ NSO איציק זק

Report: Israel's Candiru provided spyware used against dissidents, journalists and human rights activists

15.07.21|Omer Kabir
The report from Citizen Lab and Microsoft claims to have identified websites tied to the cyber-surveillance company masquerading as advocacy groups such as Amnesty and as media companies
מימין ביל מרזק סיטיזן לאב ומייסד סירקלס טל דיליאן

Report reveals which countries are using Circles Technologies’ invasive spyware

01.12.20|Omer Kabir
Canada’s The Citizen Lab detected the Israeli-founded and NSO linked company’s fingerprints in use by a wide range of rights-violating regimes
מימין דרור מור יואב פולי מרדכי ו פיני מידן שני

Desert Storm: Former Israeli defense officials' Persian Gulf entanglement

17.09.20|Tomer Gonen and Hagar Ravet
Court filings in a business dispute expose attempts to sell unauthorized cyber tools to a country Israel has no official ties with
ריגול ממשלתי ניטור המוני פרטיות מצלמות מעקב 1

Big Brother is back to tracking citizens because Netanyahu fell asleep on the job

25.06.20|Omer Kabir
What started as an extreme emergency measure is turning into the norm because the authorities failed to come up with alternatives