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AlienSpy RAT Resurfaces as JSocket

Even before a stunning revelation at Black Hat 20 days ago that spyware had been found on the phone of a dead Argentine prosecutor, the handlers of the AlienSpy remote access Trojan closed up shop, revamped and renamed the spyware, and moved operations to new domains, researchers at Fidelis said.In January, Alberto Nisman, an outspoken prosecutor who was sch
Publish At:2015-08-25 04:00 | Read:614 | Comments:0 | Tags:Black Hat Government Malware Vulnerabilities Web Security Al

Adobe to Patch Hacking Team Zero Day in Flash

Adobe tomorrow is expected to release an updated version of Flash Player that will patch a zero-day vulnerability uncovered among the 400 GB of data stolen from Hacking Team.The controversial Italian intrusion and surveillance software vendor was breached and on Sunday, private documents, including internal emails and customer invoices, were leaked. The publ
Publish At:2015-07-08 03:20 | Read:726 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacks Malware Vulnerabilities Web Security adobe adobe flash

Morgan Marquis-Boire to speak at BlackHat USA 2015

Citizen Lab Senior Security Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire will deliver research findings at a briefing entitled “Big Game Hunting: The Peculiarities of Nation-State Malware Research,” as part of the Black Hat USA 2015 conference.The conference, which will be held on August 1-6 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, convenes attendees for
Publish At:2015-05-27 22:00 | Read:1024 | Comments:0 | Tags:Events Morgan Marquis-Boire

Young Global Leaders names Morgan Marquis-Boire in Class of 2015

Citizen Lab Senior Security Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire was named on the Young Global Leaders (YGL) list for the Class of 2015, an organization headed by the World Economic Forum. Marquis-Boire is also the Director of Security for First Look Media, the Special Advisor to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a member of the Free Press Foundation’s secur
Publish At:2015-04-01 01:15 | Read:795 | Comments:0 | Tags:In the Media Morgan Marquis-Boire

Morgan Marquis-Boire on Babar and Casper malware

Citizen Lab Senior Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire contributed to research related to Babar, a piece of malware believed to have been produced by the French government. Marquis-Boire was acknowledged as part of an investigation into Babar conducted by Marion Marschalek, an Austrian researcher at Cyphort. The malware is capable of eavesdropping on online conv
Publish At:2015-03-12 16:40 | Read:821 | Comments:0 | Tags:In the Media Morgan Marquis-Boire Babar France Malware

Wired Italy places Morgan Marquis-Boire on Top 50 People of 2014 List

Citizen Lab Senior Security Researcher and Technical Advisor Morgan Marquis-Boire was featured on Wired Italy’s Top 50 People of the Year 2014. The list featured a variety of occupations, such as hackers, CEOs, biologists, politicians, actors, and civil rights activists.Marquis-Boire placed 27 on the list, joining individuals such as Sundar Pichai, Sen
Publish At:2015-01-29 19:50 | Read:1270 | Comments:0 | Tags:In the Media Morgan Marquis-Boire FinFisher

Helmi Noman interviewed regarding hack of Quebec municipality

A Quebec municipality west of Montreal called Terrasse-Vaudreuil was recently the victim of a hack by an Islamic extremist group who called themselves the Middle East Cyber Army (MECA). The home page for the town was replaced for nearly twelve hours by a message with reference to the Paris attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine, which read: “We are Muslims.
Publish At:2015-01-27 18:20 | Read:1135 | Comments:0 | Tags:Helmi Noman In the Media Morgan Marquis-Boire Canada Cyber A

The Verge article features FinFisher research

An article by The Verge on the persecution of Bahraini activists Moosa Abd-Ali Ali, Jaffar Al Hasabi, and Saeed Al-Shehabi featured the Citizen Lab’s extensive analysis into FinFisher, a line of remote intrusion and surveillance software developed by Munich-based Gamma International GmbH, conducted by Senior Security Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire and
Publish At:2015-01-22 21:00 | Read:1065 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bill Marczak In the Media Morgan Marquis-Boire FinFisher Pri

Morgan Marquis-Boire featured in New Zealand Herald

Citizen Lab Senior Security Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire was featured in the December 9 edition of the New Zealand Herald newspaper. Marquis-Boire discussed his research into online threats to activists and media and his work as the director of security at First Look Media. Marquis-Boire will deliver the keynote presentation at this year’s Kiwicon,
Publish At:2014-12-09 20:50 | Read:1283 | Comments:0 | Tags:In the News Morgan Marquis-Boire Privacy Surveillance

Hacking Team CEO responds to Morgan Marquis-Boire’s article

Media Coverage: ThreatpostHacking Team CEO David Vincenzetti has submitted a letter addressed to The Intercept’s editors, responding to a piece recently co-authored by Morgan Marquis-Boire.Marquis-Boire’s article published  several manuals corresponding to Hacking Team’s surveillance software, and indicated that it had been sold to authorit
Publish At:2014-11-07 19:00 | Read:988 | Comments:0 | Tags:Morgan Marquis-Boire News and Announcements Hacking Team

Morgan Marquis-Boire co-authors piece on sale of commercial spyware by HackingTeam

Citizen Lab Senior Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire has co-authored an article exploring the sale of commercial spyware produced by Hacking Team to law enforcement agencies and governments across the globe. In particular, the piece comments on the prevalence of Hacking Team RCS software, which is capable of monitoring emails, phone calls, texts and more, all
Publish At:2014-11-01 01:00 | Read:925 | Comments:0 | Tags:News and Announcements Hacking Team Morgan Marquis-Boire

Xsser Trojan Spies on Jailbroken iOS Devices

An iOS version of an Android espionage Trojan targeting activists and protestors in Hong Kong has been discovered on the command and control server hosting the Android malware.The iOS version, a mobile remote access Trojan dubbed Xsser by Lacoon Mobile Security, affects only jailbroken iOS devices. Lacoon is calling this the first such iOS Trojan used in a C
Publish At:2014-10-02 00:10 | Read:1091 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Mobile Security Web Security iOS security iOS Trojan

Schrodinger’s Cat Video and the Death of Clear-Text

Author: Morgan Marquis-Boire “… while Web 1.0 was invented so that theoretical physicists could publish research online, Web 2.0 was created so that people could publish cute photos of their cats.”– Ethan Zuckerman (2007) “Hidden in the dashboardThe unseen mechanized eyeUnder surveillanceThe road is full of cat’s eyes”– The
Publish At:2014-08-15 14:30 | Read:1567 | Comments:0 | Tags:Morgan Marquis-Boire Reports and Briefings Research News Fin

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