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    Exclamation Israeli spyware used to target phones of journalists and activists

    Not clear if this is continuation of Biden's smackdown (that recently took down alleged war criminal leader of our close ally based on racial ideologies) but somewhat noteworthy that this story has been top headline today on google news page:

    Stop what you're doing and read this. This leak is going to be the story of the year: (LINK: https://t.co/zhC0LN4TlC) pic.twitter.com/doo4HDDzxt
    —Edward Snowden (@Snowden) July 18, 2021
    Israeli spyware used to target phones of journalists and activists, investigation finds

    Published Sun, Jul 18 2021
    Emma Newburger


    • Private Israeli spy software was used to hack dozens of smartphones that belonged to reporters, human rights activists and the fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to an investigation by the Washington Post and 16 other news organizations.
    • The military-grade spyware was reportedly licensed by the Israeli spyware firm NSO Group.


    Private Israeli spy software was used to hack dozens of smartphones that belonged to reporters, human rights activists, business executives and the fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a sweeping investigation by the Washington Post and 16 other news organizations.

    The military-grade spyware was reportedly licensed by the Israeli spyware firm NSO Group. The investigation discovered that the hacked phones were on a list of more than 50,000 numbers based in countries known to surveil people.

    The list of numbers were shared with the Post and other media organizations by Paris-based journalism nonprofit Hidden Stories and human rights group Amnesty International.
    cnbc.com/2021/07/18/israeli-spyware-used-to-target-phones-of-journalists-and-activists-investigation-finds.html


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    Update 1:


    WaPo Frontpage today has a dedicated section for this breaking story:

    "Democracy Dies in Darkness"

    July 21, 2021

    A global investigation

    Prime ministers, presidents and a king found on list that includes phone numbers targeted by spyware
    Among 50,000 phone numbers, the Pegasus Project found those of hundreds of public officials.

    Invisible surveillance: How spyware is secretly hacking smartphones
    An investigation by a consortium of media organizations has found that military-grade spyware licensed by an Israeli firm has been used to hack smartphones.
    By Jon Gerberg

    Takeaways from the investigation: New details of hacking carry worldwide implications
    By Washington Post Staff

    How Pegasus works, who is vulnerable and why it’s hard to protect yourself from hacks
    By Craig Timberg and Drew Harwell

    How Washington power brokers gained from NSO’s spyware ambitions
    By Drew Harwell

    More Coverage




    A Major Shift in US Media Coverage


    There also appears to be a major diveregnce in media coverage of this story. Perhaps in part due to recent phenomenon of fracturing of so called "Israel lobby" and journalists of some prominent media outlets like WaPo, WSJ, NYT reportedly being among the targets of this spyware.

    Google news has had this story as top news for couple of days and there is pretty extensive coverage in much of online US/UK/global media. Don't recall seeing such extensive coverage of a news story by online media in recent times.
    One glaring exception appears to be online news aggregator "Drudge Report" (that had put itself on the map years ago when it broke Prez Bill Clinton-Monica Lewisnky romantic connection story minus the political blackmail/Israel connection aspects reported elsewhere later), it has zero mention so far of this exploding international news story.


    July 21, 2021
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    July 21, 2021
    Drudge Report:

    Lot of "Delta" covid variamt headlines, ZERO coverage of Israeli spyware news stories:

    DELTA GRIPS USA
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    CA HOSPITALIZATIONS HIGHEST IN MONTHS
    DRUDGE REPORT





    EXPLAINED: What is the Israeli spyware Pegasus and how does it infect phones?


    Tech

    Times Now Digital

    Jul 20, 2021

    If Pegasus successfully infiltrates a target's phone, it can effectively turn it into a round-the-clock surveillance device.

    Key Highlights


    • The NSO Group is an Israeli-based outfit set up by former Israeli intelligence officials, marketing surveillance software to government agencies



    • The earliest version of Pegasus, which came to light in 2016, infiltrated phones via a technique known as spear-phishing – where a text message or email was sent to a target that tricked him/her into clicking on a malicious link



    • Zero-click attacks aim to exploit zero-day vulnerabilities in installed software or operating systems that developers or manufacturers are not in the know about


    Dubbed by many as the most sophisticated mobile surveillance tool available, Pegasus, developed by Israeli firm NSO Group, has once again become the centre of attention following the leaking of a list of some 50,000 phone numbers of alleged targets to Paris-based journalism non-profit Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International.

    The list was shared with an international consortium of news outlets that include The Washington Post and The Guardian among several others. Security researchers have, reportedly, determined that attempts were made to install the spyware on, at least, 37 phones of journalists, businesspeople and activists.

    What is NSO Group?

    The NSO Group is an Israeli-based outfit set up by former Israeli intelligence officials, marketing surveillance software to government agencies. Reportedly founded in 2010, the firm first came to prominence when an Arab activist suspected his phone may have been compromised after receiving a suspicious message.
    Since then, the NSO Group has been implicated in various lawsuits and reports, including the hacking of former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in 2019, and the mobile device of now-deceased journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
    In 2019, the company attracted a lawsuit from Facebook which alleged that the Pegasus tool was employed to spy on several activists and journalists in India. At the time, Facebook-owned WhatsApp informed affected users via a message.

    RELATED NEWS
    Pegasus snooping: NSO’s spyware has successfully infected iPhone 11, iPhone 12 models: Amnesty International

    How Pegasus works

    If Pegasus successfully infiltrates a target's phone, it can effectively turn it into a round-the-clock surveillance device. It gains access to messages sent or received and photos and can record phone conversations.

    It is also able to commandeer the phone's camera and microphone. In some cases, it may even be able to gain access to GPS information, enabling the surveilling party to trace the movements of a target.
    The earliest version of Pegasus, which came to light in 2016, infiltrated phones via a technique known as spear-phishing – where a text message or email was sent to a target that tricked him/her into clicking on a malicious link that granted the spyware permission to be installed on the target's mobile device.

    But the NSO Group's capabilities have swelled since then, and the latest version of Pegasus can, reportedly, infiltrate a target's phone without the need for him/her to perform any action at all.

    These zero-click attacks aim to exploit zero-day vulnerabilities in installed software or operating systems that developers or manufacturers are not in the know about. In the 2019 hack, the spyware exploited a 'zero-day bug in the WhatsApp application, that would see users receive a WhatsApp call and have the malicious code installed on their phone even if they didn't answer. Similarly, Apple's iMessage software has also fallen victim to Pegasus.

    Claudio Guarnieri, the head of Amnesty International's Berlin-based Security Lab has also noted how the spyware has now grown so sophisticated that it may be able to evade even forensic analyses. “Things are becoming a lot more complicated for the targets to notice,” he said referring to the NSO Group's switch from using SMS-based phishing attacks to install Pegasus, to zero-click attacks.

    If spear-phishing or zero-click exploits are not possible, Pegasus can also be installed using a wireless transceiver – also known as an IMSY catcher – placed near the target that mimics legitimate cellular towers and intercepts and manipulates mobile traffic across specific frequency bands.
    timesnownews.com/technology-science/article/explained-what-is-the-israeli-spyware-pegasus-and-how-does-it-infect-phones/787538



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    Edward Snowden calls for spyware trade ban amid Pegasus revelations

    NSA whistleblower warns of world in which no phone is safe from state-sponsored hackers if no action taken

    Edward Snowden on spyware: 'This is an industry that should not exist' – video

    David Pegg and Paul Lewis
    Mon 19 Jul 2021

    Governments must impose a global moratorium on the international spyware trade or face a world in which no mobile phone is safe from state-sponsored hackers, Edward Snowden has warned in the wake of revelations about the clients of NSO Group.
    Snowden, who in 2013 blew the whistle on the secret mass surveillance programmes of the US National Security Agency, described for-profit malware developers as “an industry that should not exist”.
    He made the comments in an interview with the Guardian after the first revelations from the Pegasus project, a journalistic investigation by a consortium of international media organisations into the NSO Group and its clients.

    NSO Group manufactures and sells to governments advanced spyware, branded as Pegasus, that can secretly infect a mobile phone and harvest its information. Emails, texts, contact books, location data, photos and videos can all be extracted, and a phone’s microphone and camera can be activated to covertly record the user.
    The consortium analysed a leaked dataset of 50,000 phone numbers that, it is believed, were identified as belonging to persons of interest to NSO’s customers. Forensic analysis of a sample of the mobile phones found dozens of cases of successful and attempted Pegasus infections.
    NSO Group says it takes ethical considerations seriously, is regulated by the export control regimes of Israel, Cyprus and Bulgaria and only sells to vetted government clients. But its customers have included repressive regimes, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Azerbaijan.
    Speaking in an interview with the Guardian, Snowden said the consortium’s findings illustrated how commercial malware had made it possible for repressive regimes to place vastly more people under the most invasive types of surveillance.

    Pegasus: the spyware technology that threatens democracy – video
    For traditional police operations to plant bugs or wiretap a suspect’s phone, law enforcement would need to “break into somebody’s house, or go to their car, or go to their office, and we’d like to think they’ll probably get a warrant”, he said.
    But commercial spyware made it cost-efficient for targeted surveillance against vastly more people. “If they can do the same thing from a distance, with little cost and no risk, they begin to do it all the time, against everyone who’s even marginally of interest,” he said.
    theguardian.com/news/2021/jul/19/edward-snowden-calls-spyware-trade-ban-pegasus-revelations



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    It's ok if the Jews do it.

    They are special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowball View Post
    It's ok if the Jews do it.

    They are special.
    Are Zionists Jewish? Seems to me they're only Semites when it's convenient for them to be Semitic.
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    "All I know is what I read in the newspapers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance."--Will Rogers

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    Why are we not allowed to criticizes Israel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    Are Zionists Jewish? Seems to me they're only Semites when it's convenient for them to be Semitic.
    Not most of them..

    and many Jews oppose Zionism,, but can do little about it.
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    Must be an honest mistake that the CNBC writer Newburger published the wrong name of the investigative organization that discovered and published the hacking information and refuses to correct it. It is Forbidden Stories, not Hidden Stories. A search for Hidden Stories returns only links related to the article's misidentification. It's almost like author is trying to prevent readers from finding the detailed information and supporting a real journalism organization. Naaa, couldn't be that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    Are Zionists Jewish? Seems to me they're only Semites when it's convenient for them to be Semitic.
    Revelations 3:9
    “The spirits of darkness are now among us. We have to be on guard so that we may realize what is happening when we encounter them and gain a real idea of where they are to be found. The most dangerous thing you can do in the immediate future will be to give yourself up unconsciously to the influences which are definitely present.” ~ Rudolf Steiner



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    Quote Originally Posted by devil21 View Post
    Must be an honest mistake that the CNBC writer Newburger published the wrong name of the investigative organization that discovered and published the hacking information and refuses to correct it. It is Forbidden Stories, not Hidden Stories. A search for Hidden Stories returns only links related to the article's misidentification. It's almost like author is trying to prevent readers from finding the detailed information and supporting a real journalism organization. Naaa, couldn't be that.
    Good catch, +rep.


    Who knows if this story would have been covered at all by MSM outlets had powerful figures like Jeff Bezos (who bought WaPo few years ago) and hundreds of media journalists across the world (including of WaPo, NYT, CNN, WSJ etc) had not become victim of such tools.

    Part of credit for this MSM expose perhaps could go to Trump also; his alpha style may have played a role or inspired unusual recklessness by deep ziocons being accused of proliferating such malware espionage tools to dictators and crooked politicians around the world for short term favors and $$$s.


    Jeff Bezos Claims the National Enquirer Tried to Blackmail Him With Nude Selfie

    Jeff Bezos investigator: Saudi Arabia obtained private information

    Report: Israeli government okayed NSO's Pegasus sale to Saudis
    3 hours ago

    Trump takes jab at Bezos on Twitter for divorce, National Enquirer exposé
    USA TODAY Jan. 14, 2019
    Four days after Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos announced a divorce with his wife MacKenzie, a prominent figure took to Twitter to comment on the matter: Donald Trump.

    So sorry to hear the news about Jeff Bozo being taken down by a competitor whose reporting, I understand, is far more accurate than the reporting in his lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post. Hopefully the paper will soon be placed in better & more responsible hands!
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2019



    Today, WaPo is still in same hands but sadly White House is in different hands.





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    Pegasus: Merkel Calls for Stricter Spyware Restrictions, Macron Changes Phone
    25 July, 2021

    UAE linked to listing of hundreds of UK phones in Pegasus project leak


    Member of the House of Lords and Briton once detained in UAE among those appearing in database

    A member of the House of Lords is among more than 400 people whose UK mobile phone numbers appear in a leaked list of numbers identified by NSO Group’s client governments between 2017 and 2019, the Guardian can reveal.
    The principal government responsible for selecting the UK numbers appears to be the United Arab Emirates, according to analysis of the data. The UAE is one of 40 countries that had access to the NSO spyware that is able to hack into and secretly take control of a mobile phone.
    Dubai, the emirate city ruled by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, is also believed to have been an NSO client.

    Quick Guide What is in the Pegasus project data?
    theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/21/uae-linked-to-listing-of-hundreds-of-uk-phones-in-pegasus-project-leak


    Hungary Launches Probe As Global Spyware Scandal Reverberates


    July 22, 2021 14:09 GMT

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been accused by the EU of flouting democracy with a series of laws seen as curtailing human rights and a free press.

    Hungarian prosecutors have launched a probe into the alleged unlawful surveillance of critics of Prime Minister Viktor Orban as governments around the world continue to scramble to deal with the fallout from a scandal over the misuse of Israeli-made spyware.

    A global-media consortium recently reported that spyware made by the Israel-based NSO Group may have been used to hack the smartphones of more than a dozen current or former world leaders, as well as hundreds of other officials, journalists, and rights activists worldwide.

    The Budapest Regional Investigation Prosecutor's Office said on July 22 that it was launching an investigation after several complaints over allegations that local journalists and businessmen were spied on.
    French President Emmanuel Macron called an urgent national-security meeting to weigh possible action after reports that his cellphone and those of government ministers may have been targeted by the Israeli-made Pegasus spyware.
    rferl.org/a/hungary-probe-pegasus-orban/31372307.html




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    Michael Flynn has ties to the firm behind the spyware.
    Flynn's ties to NSO Group are now well known, thanks to financial disclosure forms.
    Back in 2017, Huffington Post reported that Flynn had previously worked as an advisory board member and "consultant" for OSY Technologies, NSO Group’s parent company, as well as its previous owner, private equity firm Francisco Partners. According to the Washington Post, Flynn was paid "roughly $100,000" for his work as a consultant for the companies between 2015 and 2017.

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    The Q folk are in quite the tizzy I gather, seeing as their champion Flynn has direct ties to Pegasus. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post
    Good catch, +rep.


    Who knows if this story would have been covered at all by MSM outlets had powerful figures like Jeff Bezos (who bought WaPo few years ago) and hundreds of media journalists across the world (including of WaPo, NYT, CNN, WSJ etc) had not become victim of such tools.

    Part of credit for this MSM expose perhaps could go to Trump also; his alpha style may have played a role or inspired unusual recklessness by deep ziocons being accused of proliferating such malware espionage tools to dictators and crooked politicians around the world for short term favors and $$$s.


    Jeff Bezos Claims the National Enquirer Tried to Blackmail Him With Nude Selfie

    Jeff Bezos investigator: Saudi Arabia obtained private information

    Report: Israeli government okayed NSO's Pegasus sale to Saudis
    3 hours ago

    Trump takes jab at Bezos on Twitter for divorce, National Enquirer exposé
    USA TODAY Jan. 14, 2019
    Four days after Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos announced a divorce with his wife MacKenzie, a prominent figure took to Twitter to comment on the matter: Donald Trump.

    So sorry to hear the news about Jeff Bozo being taken down by a competitor whose reporting, I understand, is far more accurate than the reporting in his lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post. Hopefully the paper will soon be placed in better & more responsible hands!
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2019



    Today, WaPo is still in same hands but sadly White House is in different hands.
    No. it's in the same hands.

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    Wait... WaPo investigates? LOL...
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Ryan
    In Washington you can see them everywhere: the Parasites and baby Stalins sucking the life out of a once-great nation.

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    US voices concern with Israeli officials about Pegasus revelations


    Top Biden administration official reportedly raised questions about spyware sold by NSO Group







    The White House has raised concerns with top Israeli officials about allegations that spyware sold by Israeli surveillance company NSO Group has been used by governments around the world to monitor journalists and activists and – potentially – government officials with close ties to the US.

    Brett McGurk, a top Biden administration adviser on the Middle East, raised questions privately about NSO in a meeting last week with Zohar Palti, a senior Israeli defence ministry official, according to reports by Axios and the Washington Post.

    theguardian.com/news/2021/jul/30/us-voices-concern-with-israeli-officials-about-pegasus-revelations


    Pegasus spyware found on journalists’ phones, French intelligence confirms
    Announcement is first time an independent and official authority has corroborated Pegasus project findings
    Mon 2 Aug 2021
    theguardian.com/news/2021/aug/02/pegasus-spyware-found-on-journalists-phones-french-intelligence-confirms


    NSO/Pegasus: 17 journalists from 7 countries join RSF’s complaint in Paris and before the UN

    Israel
    France
    Hungary
    Morocco / Western Sahara
    Mexico
    Azerbaijan
    India
    Togo
    Spain
    Middle East - North Africa
    Europe - Central Asia
    Americas
    Asia - Pacific
    Africa
    Judicial harassment

    Seventeen journalists from seven countries who were listed as potential or actual victims of Pegasus spyware have filed complaints with prosecutors in Paris, against NSO Group and all other persons the investigation will identify. Their complaints complement the one Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and two journalists with French and Moroccan dual nationality already filed on 20 July. RSF has also referred their cases to the United Nations.

    The 17 journalists – two from Azerbaijan, five from Mexico, five from India, one from Spain, two from Hungary, one from Morocco and one from Togo – are among the nearly 200 journalists on the list of persons identified by the Pegasus Project investigation as potential targets or actual victims of clandestine surveillance by NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware.

    All of these plaintiffs know or have serious grounds for fearing that they were spied on by their governments as a result of having carried out independent journalistic reporting in the public interest.
    rsf.org/en/news/nsopegasus-17-journalists-7-countries-join-rsfs-complaint-paris-and-un

    This could be part of damage control now that there scandals in dozens of countries around the world :




    Quote Originally Posted by tebowlives View Post
    No. it's in the same hands.

    Increased Federal spending
    Never ending wars in the Middle East
    Federal Reserve operating without transparency

    You remember don't you? The three main policies the Tea Party stands for and why we are in this forum.
    Tea Party later had a chunk of it taken over by Big Money players... but original Tea Party, yes.

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    Moslems versus Zionists = Demons versus Devils
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    ...I believe that when the government is capable of doing a thing, it will.
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    which one of yall fuckers wrote the "ron paul" racist news letters
    Quote Originally Posted by Dforkus View Post
    Zippy's posts are a great contribution.




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    Political activity
    Barrack endorsed Donald Trump during the 2016 United States presidential election. He was a major fundraiser for Trump's campaign through the "Rebuilding America Now" Super PAC, which raised $23 million.
    Barrack recommended that Trump hire Paul Manafort as his campaign manager. Barrack first met Manafort in the 1970s when they were both working for Saudis and living in Beirut; In 2007, Barrack had loaned Manafort $1.5 million to refinance a home in the Hamptons.

    On April 26, 2016, Barrack began an email correspondence with one of his business partners, UAE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, reassuring him that Trump had investments in the UAE. “The emails were the beginning of Mr. Trump’s improbable transformation from a candidate who campaigned against Muslims to a president celebrated in the royal courts of Riyadh and Abu Dhabi,” according to New York Times writer David D. Kirkpatrick, who characterized this as a testament to Barrack's "unique place in the Trump world". On May 26, Barrack wrote to Otaiba to introduce Jared Kushner, and the two met later that month. On July 13, Barrack conveyed to Otaiba that Trump had removed from the Republican Party platform the plank calling for the release of the 28 pages of redacted information from the 9/11 report.[20] On July 21, Barrack spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

    In September 2016, Barrack helped set up a meeting between Trump and the Emir of Qatar in Trump Tower, although, as Kilpatrick noted, none of the investments brought in from the gulf by Mr. Barrack's firm in the two years following that meeting came from Qatar. After Trump became president, Barrack continued to act as a middleman between him and Arab princes.
    Barrack served as chairman of the committee overseeing the 2017 Trump inauguration, for which he raised over $100 million, doubling the previous record.
    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCarolinaLiberty View Post
    Moslems versus Zionists = Demons versus Devils
    May have wrongly assumed you stood up against anti-semitism (from other threads on global war against anti-semitism, LGBTQ civil rights etc) , this is a collectivist statement and anti-semitic towards both demographics.

    Besides, post MAGA revolution there is increased friendship and synergy between moslem and jewish communities in mideast, in the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post
    May have wrongly assumed you stood up against anti-semitism....
    There is no such thing as "anti-semitism."

    Retard terms.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount View Post
    ...I believe that when the government is capable of doing a thing, it will.
    Quote Originally Posted by Influenza View Post
    which one of yall fuckers wrote the "ron paul" racist news letters
    Quote Originally Posted by Dforkus View Post
    Zippy's posts are a great contribution.




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