The news that the Malaysian Government uses spyware developed by a Milan-based company called Hacking Team has got an Internet rights organisation calling for an independent probe, while a lawyer pointed out that such use on citizens is unconstitutional.
With hackers and cybercriminals being almost untraceable these days, securing one’s mobile device and data should be of utmost importance, and only the user can make sure this happens.
The report by FireEye that a sophisticated group called APT30 – suspected to be a China state-sponsored group – has been spying on Malaysia and other Asean countries for 10 years now should come as no surprise, writes Keith Rozario.
Security threats to mobile and residential devices jumped sharply during the first half of 2014, putting device owners at increased risk of being spied on, having personal information stolen, or experiencing ‘bill shock’ as result of pirated data usage, according to Alcatel-Lucent.
Kaspersky Lab has published a new research report mapping a massive international infrastructure used to control ‘Remote Control System’ (RCS) malware implants, and identifying previously undiscovered mobile trojans that work on both Android and iOS.
Let’s not allow government indecisiveness or our fellow Malaysians’ apathy stop us from holding the US Government accountable for its actions, argues A. Asohan.
The Malaysian Government said it will investigate allegations that the US Embassy in KL is actually a spy station, finally acting after a string of revelations from whistleblower Edward Snowden, but its reticence may have come from the fact that its record on privacy is hardly spotless, writes A. Asohan.
Have a Facebook or Gmail account? Been using Skype? Made any phone calls to the United States recently? Chances are the US National Security Agency (NSA) knows all about it, writes Dr Jeremy Malcolm.
Malware makers are targeting the huge media interest in Malaysia’s general election, and one company was even in KL to hawk its spyware, writes F-Secure’s Goh Su Gim.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said it investigating The Malaysian Insider (TMI) over a story the news portal published on March 14 titled “Malaysia uses spyware against own citizens, NYT reports.”