Malware

Ransomware at IT Services Provider Synoptek

Brian Krebs reports: Synoptek, a California business that provides cloud hosting and IT management services to more than a thousand customers nationwide, suffered a ransomware attack this week that has disrupted operations for many of its clients, according to sources. The company has reportedly paid a ransom demand in a bid to restore operations...

Israeli spyware allegedly used to target Pakistani officials’ phones

Stephanie Kirchgaessner reports: The mobile phones of at least two dozen Pakistani government officials were allegedly targeted earlier this year with technology owned by the Israeli spyware company NSO Group, the Guardian has learned. Scores of Pakistani senior defence and intelligence officials were among those who could have been compromised, according to sources familiar...