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January 2020

Researchers unearth malicious Google Play apps linked to active exploit hackers

By |January 6th, 2020|Categories: News & Info|

Researchers have found more malicious Google Play apps, one of which exploits a serious Android rooting vulnerability so the app can take screenshots and collect other types of sensitive user information.

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October 2019

Theremin’s Bug: How The Soviet Union Spied On The US Embassy For 7 Years

By |October 9th, 2019|Categories: News & Info|

The man leaned over his creation, carefully assembling the tiny pieces. This was the hardest part, placing a thin silver plated diaphragm over the internal chamber. The diaphragm had to be strong enough to support itself, yet flexible [...]

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September 2019

Telecommunications Breakdown: How Russian Telco Infrastructure was Exposed

By |September 19th, 2019|Categories: News & Info|

UpGuard can now disclose that a storage device containing 1.7 terabytes of information detailing telecommunications installations throughout the Russian Federation has been secured, preventing any future malicious use. This data includes schematics, administrative credentials, email [...]

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July 2019

China’s Border Guards Secretly Installing Spyware App on Tourists’ Phones

By |July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Chinese authorities are secretly installing surveillance apps on smartphones of foreigners at border crossings in the Xinjiang region who are entering from neighboring Kyrgyzstan, an international investigation revealed. Xinjiang (XUAR) is an autonomous territory and [...]

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