Predator Spyware

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Predator Spyware is a type of malware, or malicious software, that has recently been identified as a significant threat to digital security. This harmful program infiltrates devices without the user's knowledge, often through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites. Once installed, it can steal personal information, disrupt operations, and even hold data hostage for ransom. The primary function of this spyware is to exploit and damage the infected computer or device. Recently, Predator Spyware made headlines due to its exploitation of newly patched zero-day vulnerabilities in both Apple and Chrome systems. These vulnerabilities were used to infect devices in Egypt, creating a significant cybersecurity concern. The malware leveraged these weaknesses to gain unauthorized access to the devices, thereby enabling the theft of sensitive data and disruption of device operations. The widespread infection underscores the seriousness of the threat posed by Predator Spyware. In response to the escalating threat, the US Government took decisive action against the entities behind the Predator Spyware attacks. Sanctions were imposed on individuals and entities associated with the Intellexa Consortium, which was identified as the main perpetrator of these cyberattacks. These measures represent a strong stance against such malicious activities and highlight the importance of maintaining robust cybersecurity defenses to protect against similar future threats.
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Predator
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Predator is a potent malware that, along with NSO Group's Pegasus, remains a leading provider of mercenary spyware. Despite public disclosures in September 2023, Predator's operators have continued their operations with minimal changes, exploiting recently patched zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple a
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Android
Exploit
Ransomware
Intellexa
Government
Vulnerability
Ios
Google
Apple
Meta
Greece
France
Eu
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Whatsapp
Backdoor
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Ddos
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Apt
Linux
Smishing
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Source Document References
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Security Affairs Malware Newsletter - Round 3
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Security Affairs Malware Newsletter - Round 3
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Security Affairs Malware Newsletter - Round 2
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Security Affairs Malware Newsletter - Round 1
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Security Affairs newsletter Round 478 by Pierluigi Paganini – INTERNATIONAL EDITION
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Security Affairs newsletter Round 477 by Pierluigi Paganini – INTERNATIONAL EDITION
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Security Affairs newsletter Round 476 by Pierluigi Paganini – INTERNATIONAL EDITION
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CERT-EU
9 months ago
Predator on the prowl: how Vietnam tried to hack U.S. diplomats and journalists
CERT-EU
9 months ago
Bulgaria tops global rule of law progress, Greece hits bottom
CERT-EU
10 months ago
New Apple Zero-Days Exploited to Target Egyptian ex-MP with Predator Spyware
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Predator exploit patched in iPhones, iPads
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Leading Egyptian opposition politician targeted with spyware, researchers find
CERT-EU
10 months ago
New Apple Zero-Days Exploited to Deliver Predator Spyware
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Egyptian presidential hopeful targeted by Predator spyware | #childpredator | #onlinepredator | #sextrafficing | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Apple squashes security bugs after iPhone flaws exploited by Predator spyware • The Register | #childpredator | #onlinepredator | #sextrafficing | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Zero-Day iOS Exploit Chain Infects Devices with Predator Spyware
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Android Devices With Backdoored Firmware Found in US Schools
CERT-EU
10 months ago
PREDATOR IN THE WIRES: Ahmed Eltantawy Targeted with Predator Spyware After Announcing Presidential Ambitions - The Citizen Lab