UK selling spyware and wiretaps to 17 repressive regimes including Saudi Arabia and China

The British government is providing more than a dozen repressive regimes around the world with wiretaps, spyware and other telecommunications interception equipment they could use to spy on dissidents, public records show. Despite rules saying the UK should not export security goods to countries that might use them for internal repression, ministers have signed off…Continue Reading

Spyware hidden in Chinese tax software was probably planted by a nation-state, say experts

WASHINGTON — Earlier this year, a multinational technology vendor doing business in China was instructed by its Chinese bank to install software to pay local taxes.The tax software was legitimate, but embedded inside it was a nasty surprise, according to a new report by a private security firm: A sophisticated piece of malware that gave…Continue Reading