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Vault 7: CIA’s Highrise malware spies on SMS communication

WikiLeaks released documentation on another Vault 7 hacking tool used by the CIA for large cyber-espionage operations. Dated December 2013, the 12-page document describes an Android malware, internally known as HighRise, hidden in an application named TideChec...

Rurktar malware: an espionage tool in development

A new spyware family appears designed for cyber-espionage is still under development. Dubbed Rurktar, the tool hasn’t had all of its functionality implemented yet, but G DATA says “it is relatively safe to say [it] is intended for use in targeted spying o...