The suspect was a technical employee of a private company that brokered the NSO Group in Mexico.
Mexican law enforcement officials have arrested the businessman on charges of using Pegasus spyware by the Israeli company NSO Group. The Mexican federal prosecutor’s office did not name the suspect, due to the presumption of innocence. This was reported by The Times of Israel.
However, a federal official not authorized to release such information said Juan Carlos García Rivera was the suspect. Carlos is associated with Proyectos y Disenos VME and Grupo KBH.
Juan Carlos García Rivera used Pegasus spyware to spy on an unnamed journalist, authorities said.
“García Rivera is a technician at a private company that brokered the NSO Group in Mexico and benefited from illegal spying on public figures,” said Leopoldo Maldonado of Article 19, a UK-based human rights organization.
The suspect has ties to companies accused of tracking activists, journalists and others. This is the first arrest in Mexico involving the use of the NSO Group’s hacking tool. We will remind, earlier the French NGO Forbidden Stories and the human rights organization Amnesty International released new data indicating that the governments of dozens of countries are using the Pegasus spy program produced by the Israeli company NSO Group to spy on journalists, human rights defenders and dissidents. The specialists had at their disposal a list of more than 50 thousand phone numbers from the Pegasus application database. The journalists managed to identify more than 1,000 people in 50 countries, who, presumably, became potential targets of surveillance by NSO Group clients. This list includes 189 journalists working for news agencies and publications such as The Associated Press, Reuters, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde and The Financial Times, more than 600 politicians and officials, 85 human rights activists, 65 business leaders and several presidents. countries.
According to a senior Mexican security official, the two previous administrations spent $ 61 million on Pegasus spyware. Two companies associated with the suspect were allegedly involved in some of the contracts. Records have been found of 31 contracts signed during the reign of Presidents Felipe Calderón and President Enrique Peña Nieto. Some contracts could be disguised as the purchase of other equipment.
The government said many of the contracts with the NSO Group were signed through shell companies, which are often used in Mexico to carry out kickbacks or tax evasion.
Officials from the two previous administrations spent about $ 300 million in government money on spyware, investigators said.
Nvidia lost. LHR mining protection is also hacked under Linux. This was done by NBMiner developers
Two days have passed since the NiceHash developers cracked the Nvidia LHR protection, as the NBMiner team also pleased their users with the same news. Only this time we are talking about software for Linux.
Thus, Nvidia’s protection completely fell for both Windows and Linux. Unfortunately, both programs are closed source, so it’s not clear what mechanisms the developers used to hack.
Whether the loss of Nvidia will affect the availability and prices of video cards is still difficult to say. At the moment, the cryptocurrency market continues to fall, but sooner or later it will turn around, and gamers may again face shortages and overpriced graphics cards.
Xiaomi has released a profitable set of security camera and smart door locksmart door lock
Xiaomi has introduced a new kit with an outdoor video surveillance camera and a smart door lock, which includes Mi Outdoor camera and Mi Smart Door Lock 1S.
The bundle is priced at around $237, which is a great deal as these devices cost $20 more individually.
Mi Smart Door Lock 1S supports 7 unlocking methods, including fingerprint, password, temporary password, Bluetooth, HomeKit, NFC or regular key unlock. Compared to the first generation, the new lock supports both the Mijia app and Apple HomeKit.
As for the rechargeable version of Xiaomi Outdoor Camera, this is Xiaomi’s first outdoor wireless camera. It has an independent design and can be installed without connecting the mains cable or power cable. It has a wide viewing angle of 130°, 1080p resolution and supports WDR technology.
In addition, the battery version of the Xiaomi Outdoor Camera offers night vision up to 7 meters and people detection function. It is IP65 rated and has a long battery life of up to 90 days.
“These are machines for sucking out personal data.” Prayer and mental health apps have poor security
Mental health apps have worse privacy protection than most other types of apps, according to a new analysis by Mozilla. We are talking about the entire category as a whole. In addition, things are also bad for prayer applications.
The vast majority of mental health and prayer apps are exceptionally creepy. They track a variety of data, share and capitalize on users’ most intimate personal thoughts and feelings, such as mood, mental state, and biometric data.
The team analyzed 32 mental health and prayer apps. Of these apps, 29 received a Privacy not included warning, indicating that the team is concerned about how the app manages user data.
These applications collect large amounts of personal data in accordance with vague privacy policies. Most applications have also been found to have poor security practices that allow users to create accounts with weak passwords. Considering how much personal information such programs can contain, this is a bad feature.
The list of the worst programs according to the specified criteria included Better Help, Youper, Woebot, Better Stop Suicide, Pray.com and Talkspace. In particular, the Woebot chatbot claims to collect information about users and shares this data for advertising purposes, and Talkspace collects transcripts of user chats.
They work like data-sucking machines with the look and feel of a mental health app. In other words: wolves in sheep’s clothing
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