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Jul 27, 2022

Cybersecurity firms expose the role of Israeli-made spyware in attack on journalists

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An Israel-based company was exposed for employing a malware that exploited a vulnerability in Google’s search engine to access the personal data of co.


Cybersecurity researchers were able to link a zero-day vulnerability in Google’s search engine to a US-sanctioned Israeli spyware company that targets journalists throughout West Asia.

On 21 July, cybersecurity company Avast reported that the Israeli spyware company, Candiru, was behind the DevilsTongue malware that has targeted dozens of journalists in Lebanon, Turkey, Yemen, and Palestine.

The malware was injected through an exploit, a program designed to take advantage of a vulnerability, identified as CVE-2022–2294.

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