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With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic, social media has been rife with speculation. Soon, fingers pointed at an unlikely culprit: Bitcoin.

Al Jazeera’s IT team, who also examined the phone, found the same spyware on the phones of 35 other staff members.

Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli spyware

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Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli spyware

A report from the Citizen Lab communications research group says that 36 Al-Jazeera employees and one Al-Araby TV journalist were targeted by a suspected UAE-Saudi phone hack using Israeli software.

Pompeo blames Russia for massive US cyberattack

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Pompeo blames Russia for massive US cyberattack

US Secretary of State Pompeo has blamed Russia for a massive cyberattack on several US government agencies.

Iran hackers 'bypassing Whatsapp encryption' to target dissent: reports

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Iran hackers 'bypassing Whatsapp encryption' to target dissent: reports

The reports point to major technological strides for Iran's cyberespionage capabilities.

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Lawsuit against Israeli spyware firm can proceed, judge rules

Whatsapp sued the spyware firm in October over its alleged involvement in an international mobile phone hacking scandal.

Narjas Zatat

Cyber conflict: Iran and Israel’s new frontier of war

There has been no confirmation that explosions in Iranian facilities are the result of cyber-attacks, but it has got experts talking.

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Israeli court rejects petition to curb spyware company

In 2018, Amnesty claimed one of its employees was targeted by NSO’s malware, saying a hacker tried to break into the staffer’s ...

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Arab states use AI to tackle coronavirus

Arab states have alarmed human rights organisations with the use of artificial intelligence tools to combat coronavirus.

Gulf states enforce further travel restrictions in coronavirus battle

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Gulf states enforce further travel restrictions in coronavirus battle

Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia are other countries are restricting travel due to coronavirus fears.

Narjas Zatat

The rise of Iran's cyber warfare against its enemies

The last decade has seen a rise in cyber warfare tactics, especially with countries like Iran, which is no lightweight when it comes to ...

Israel accuses Hamas of 'catfishing' to plant <em>malware</em>

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Israel accuses Hamas of 'catfishing' to plant malware

Israel has claimed that Hamas used pictures of attractive women to trick its soldiers into downloading malware, following air strikes ...

Don't expect White House reproach over Bezos phone hack

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Don't expect White House reproach over Bezos phone hack

Comment: Even if a US investigation concludes Saudi Arabia hacked the phones of Bezos and a US journalist, it's unlikely to rattle US-Saudi ...

Israeli firm 'may have helped Saudis hack Bezos' phone'

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Israeli firm 'may have helped Saudis hack Bezos' phone'

Israeli cyberattack firm NSO may have been involved in Mohammed bin Salman's alleged hacking of Amazon's billionaire boss Jeff Bezos' phone.

Amnesty demands Israel rein in 'dangerous' spyware company

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Amnesty demands Israel rein in 'dangerous' spyware company

The Israeli NSO Group's software has allegedly been used by governments to spy on journalists and dissidents around the world.

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Iran likely to retaliate with cyber attacks, experts warn

Experts have warned that Iran is likely to respond to the killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani with cyber attacks.

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US security agents helped UAE build 'secret spying unit'

The UAE’s DREAD programme was initially created in 2008 to track terrorist elements and had the blessing of the US, but the unit has since ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iranian-backed hackers launched 'malicious' malware targeting Middle East firms

Researchers at IBM say Iranian state-backed hackers have developed a new strain of malware comparable to one of the most destructive ...

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Saudi Arabia critics crackdown continues despite 'reform drive'

A Human Rights Watch report revealed that Riyadh has continued to arrest critics since the killing of Khashoggi and amid a reform drive.

Facebook sues Israeli company after planting illegal WhatsApp spyware

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Facebook sues Israeli company after planting illegal WhatsApp spyware

Facebook is suing Israeli company NSO for planting spyware into WhatsApp.

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Israeli NSO Group 'behind' WhatsApp, Khashoggi, Qatari emir hacks

Israeli technology firm NSO Group has come under criticism again for providing the code used to hack phones through one simple WhatsApp call.

Qatar accuses UAE of 'violence and hatred' at ICC

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Qatar accuses UAE of 'violence and hatred' at ICC

In June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and economic ties with gas-rich Qatar.

Karma police: US spies masterminded international UAE hacking operation

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Karma police: US spies masterminded international UAE hacking operation

A new report has uncovered how former US intelligence officials helped develop UAE cyber surveillance into an international hacking operation, ...

Fear of MbS' online enforcer lingers after his sacking

Said al-Arabi

Fear of MbS' online enforcer lingers after his sacking

Comment: Saud al-Qahtani, Saudi Arabia's Steve Bannon, was the crown prince's right-hand-man - but his disappearance from the royal court has ...

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