Lebanese security agency turns smartphone into selfie spycam: researchers

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][image_tc url=’https://www.shapestones.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/REUTERSAli-Hashisho.png’ timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′ target=’_self’][/image_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s intelligence service may have turned the smartphones of thousands of targeted individuals into cyber-spying machines in one of the first known examples of large-scale state hacking of phones rather than computers, researchers say. Lebanon’s General Directorate of General Security (GDGS) has run more than 10 campaigns since at least 2012 aimed mainly at Android…

Missouri man used hidden camera to film teens getting out of the shower, feds say

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][image_tc url=’https://www.shapestones.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Nathaniel-Mares.png’ timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′ target=’_self’][/image_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Federal investigators say a man from Licking, Missouri used a hidden camera to film teenage girls getting out of the shower. Nathaniel F. Mares, 35, was charged this month with producing child porn after investigators say they found several of his clandestine recordings. According to a criminal complaint, a family member found 31 of Mares’ flash drives while…

Android security: This newly discovered snooping tool has remarkable spying abilities

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] The mobile malware can steal WhatsApp messages, eavesdrop on targets based on GPS coordinates, and more. [/h_tc][image_tc url=’https://www.shapestones.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Skygofree.png’ timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′ target=’_self’][/image_tc][spacer_tc pixels=’15’][/spacer_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] A newly-uncovered form of Android spyware is one of the most advanced targeted surveillance tools ever seen on mobile devices, coming equipped with spying features never previously seen active in the wild. Named Skygofree by researchers because the word…

Police ID man who set up camera in bathroom

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][image_tc url=’https://www.shapestones.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Baltimore-County-police.png’ timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′ target=’_self’][/image_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] WHITE MARSH, Md. —Baltimore County police have identified a man who they said set up a spy camera in a White Marsh Mall restroom. [br_tc]A day after releasing the video and photos, police said tips from the public helped to identify a suspect. Police said he will face charges once detectives have completed their investigation. [nbsp_tc][br_tc]Police said they…

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