EU Calls for Ban on NSO Group's Pegasus Spyware
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The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) called for a ban on the controversial spyware tool Pegasus, developed by Israel’s NSO Group.
The EDPS said the use of Pegasus might lead to an "unprecedented level of intrusiveness, able to interfere with the most intimate aspects of our daily lives.” The EDPS also said that “a ban on the development and the deployment of spyware with the capability of Pegasus in the EU would be the most effective option to protect our fundamental rights and freedoms.” (Bart Meijer and Foo Yun Chee / Reuters)
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In coordination with the Secret Service, the FBI revealed that the BlackByte ransomware group breached the networks of at least three organizations from US critical infrastructure sectors in the last three months.
"As of November 2021, BlackByte ransomware had compromised multiple US and foreign businesses, including entities in at least t…
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