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Lawmakers seek probe on U.S. hacking services sold globally

16 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers are pushing legislation that would force the State Department to report what it is doing to control the spread of U.S. hacking tools around the world.

WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups

15 May 2019

WASHINGTON WhatsApp said on Tuesday that a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company, and it may have targeted human rights groups. | Video

Special Report: U.S. hackers helped UAE spy on Al Jazeera chairman, BBC host

01 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON A group of American hackers who once worked for U.S. intelligence agencies helped the United Arab Emirates spy on a BBC host, the chairman of Al Jazeera and other prominent Arab media figures during a tense 2017 confrontation pitting the UAE and its allies against the Gulf state of Qatar. | Video

RPT-Firefox maker fears DarkMatter 'misuse' of browser for hacking

05 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON, March 4 Firefox browser-maker Mozilla is considering whether to block cybersecurity company DarkMatter from serving as one of its internet security gatekeepers after a Reuters report linked the United Arab Emirates-based firm to a cyber espionage program.

Firefox maker fears DarkMatter 'misuse' of browser for hacking

05 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON Firefox browser-maker Mozilla is considering whether to block cybersecurity company DarkMatter from serving as one of its internet security gatekeepers after a Reuters report linked the United Arab Emirates-based firm to a cyber espionage program.

Exclusive: UAE used cyber super-weapon to spy on iPhones of foes

30 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON A team of former U.S. government intelligence operatives working for the United Arab Emirates hacked into the iPhones of activists, diplomats and rival foreign leaders with the help of a sophisticated spying tool called Karma, in a campaign that shows how potent cyber-weapons are proliferating beyond the world’s superpowers and into the hands of smaller nations.

Special Report - Inside the UAE’s secret hacking team of U.S. mercenaries

30 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON Two weeks after leaving her position as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. National Security Agency in 2014, Lori Stroud was in the Middle East working as a hacker for an Arab monarchy. | Video

Exclusive- FBI probing cyber attack on congressional campaign in California: sources

17 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a cyber attack on the congressional campaign of a Democratic candidate in California, according to three people close to the campaign.

U.S. Congress passes bill forcing tech companies to disclose foreign software probes

02 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress is sending President Donald Trump legislation that would force technology companies to disclose if they allowed countries like China and Russia to examine the inner workings of software sold to the U.S. military.

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