Hacked Website, Java Vulnerability Used to Target UAE Activist with Spyware

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Early in the morning on January 13, 2013, Bahrain Watch was contacted by an activist in the United Arab Emirates.  This individual had received a suspicious-looking e-mail containing a link to a video involving Dubai’s Chief of Police. The Video Link The video link pointed to the following website, whose URL is apparently designed to… Read more »

هل صندوق بريدك الإلكتروني معرض للخطر؟

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لدينا معلومات على أن بعض النشطاء في الشرق الأوسط قد تم استهدافهم إلكترونياً. و نرى أن الغرض من تلك الإعتداءات الإلكترونية هو الإستيلاء على معلومات من أجهزة النشطاء و حساباتهم الإلكترونية على الإنترنت. ونقوم حالياً بالبحث في تفاصيل تلك الهجمات الإلكترونية لكن المعروف هو أنها تتم عن طريق البريد الإلكتروني او عن طريق الضغط على… Read more »

Is there danger in your inbox?

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We have evidence that activists working in the Middle East have been targeted by an electronic attack. We think the purpose of the attack is to steal information from your computer, and your online accounts. We are still analyzing the attack in detail, but we believe that activists are targeted via e-mails or links that… Read more »

Uk Company Helps Bahrain Govt Spy On Activists

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UK COMPANY HELPS BAHRAIN GOVT SPY ON ACTIVISTS Malicious E-Mail Attachments Sent to Activists Steal Passwords, Record Skype Calls Bahrain’s government is spying on Bahraini activists with a malicious computer program apparently supplied by a UK firm. Bahrain Watch founding member Bill Marczak, and Citizen Lab security researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire analyzed a string of suspicious e-mails sent… Read more »