‘Spying & threats’: Assange complains of ‘more subtle’ silencing than Khashoggi

Julian Assange has accused his Ecuadorean hosts of spying and feeding information to US authorities, and slammed attempts to block his journalistic work as a more subtle way of silencing than the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Suggesting there were “facts of espionage” inside the embassy, the WikiLeaks co-founder expressed concern during a hearing in Quito […]

'Heart Breaker' op revealed Hamas spying on IDF soldiers' phones via dating apps – report

Hamas operatives have been posing as attractive young men and women online in order to trick IDF troops into downloading malicious software that would allow surveillance of their phones, Israeli intelligence said. Around 500 soldiers have been approached by suspicious people on social media and the WhatsApp messaging service, who used Israeli numbers and persuaded […]

UK claims of Russia spying on Skripals is a ‘big surprise’ – Russian Ambassador Yakovenko

UK allegations of Russian agents spying on the Skripals for the past five years are a “big surprise,” Russian Ambassador to the Britain Alexander Yakovenko says. Speaking at a press conference in London on Friday morning, Yakovenko was asked about a newly declassified letter by Downing Street to NATO claiming Russia has been hacking into the […]

This timeline shows exactly how Sergei Skripal went from spying for Russia to the centre of an attempted assassination storm in Britain

AP Sergei Skripal, a former double intelligence agent for Russia and Britain, was taken critically ill after being exposed to a mystery substance. He and his daughter Yulia collapsed on a bench in Salisbury, south England, on Sunday. They remain in critical condition. The case has sparked wild speculation that Skripal was targeted by Russian […]

LTE security flaws could be used for spying, spreading chaos

There have been lots of reasons to be concerned about how easily someone with the right tools and knowledge could do very bad things with cellular communications networks. And while none of them has necessarily been to the level of some of the fictional stunts pulled off on television, new research shows that things are […]

Cuba’s ‘sonic attacks’ may have been a side-effect of spying

Remember those ‘sonic attacks’ against the American and Canadian embassies last summer, making staff queasy and raising all kinds of questions as to what happened? There might have an answer. University of Michigan researchers have theorized that the incidents were really the result of ultrasonic signals from poorly functioning surveillance equipment. While individual ultrasonic signals […]

Huawei loses another carrier deal as spying fears impede its US growth

Enlarge / Huawei Mate 10 Pro, one of the phones that won’t be sold by US carriers. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Huawei is the world’s third biggest smartphone company—behind Samsung and Apple—and sells phones across the globe. But the Chinese company is virtually unknown in the US. Allegations of stolen intellectual property and spying have dogged […]