Global security firm Kaspersky has found the FinFisher spyware has added a new target to its arsenal and uses a UEFI bootkit to infect victims.
New versions of the surveillance tool FinSpy have been found, the Russian security outfit Kaspersky says, adding that attackers can use the software to spy on the activities of mobile devices and exfiltrate GPS location data, messages, photographs and call details.
British spyware company Gamma Group is facing legal action from four Bahrainis who claim the company knowingly sold its wares to the Bahraini Government knowing that it would be used to crack down on dissidents like them during the Arab spring of 2011.
Popular software packages like Skype and VLC media player (32-bit) for Windows are being used to spread surveillance software which has been christened StrongPity2 by researchers from Slovakian security firm ESET.
A variant of the FinFisher spyware is being spread in seven countries through legitimate applications like WhatsApp, Skype, Avast, WinRAR and VLC Player, the security company ESET says.
Microsoft has issued a patch to fix a flaw in its Office suite that was being used to spread spyware known as FINSPY.
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