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'FinSpy' Spyware Spoofs Mozilla Firefox Browser

Mozilla is attempting to stop a British company from masking its spyware program as the Firefox Internet browser. Mozilla has reportedly sent a cease-and-desist letter to the firm. Mozilla has sprung into action after learning from PC security ... researchers that a spyware program called FinSpy has been masquerading as the Firefox web browser. The issue was discovered by Citizen Lab, a group of researchers associated with the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs. FinSpy is just one part of a spyware toolset called FinFisher, which is produced by a British firm called Gamma ... (view more)

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Online Acts of War Tracked By New Breed Of Hackers

In the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, a new breed of hacker-investigators monitoring how traffic is routed through countries where web sites are blocked and why it is happening are reportedly conducting digital espionage --- turning their ... attention to a new weapon of international warfare: cyber attacks. "Hacktivists," led by Ronald J. Deibert, director of Citizen Lab, referred to as the "NSA of operations," set out to help residents in countries that censor online content, but have ended up tracking wars. Citizen Lab researchers created a software tool called Psiphon that helps ... (view more)

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