NCSC seeks new breed of cyber security startups

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), together with Wayra UK, has launched a national call for 10 startups to join its accelerator programme to develop the next generation of cyber security products. Since its launch in 2017, the government-funded NCSC Cyber Accelerator has …

‘Exodus’ Spyware Posed as a Legit iOS App

Researchers had already found a spyware app called Exodus plaguing Android. Now it has shown up on iPhones. PRIVATE COMPANIES AROUND the world have evolved a gray industry supplying digital surveillance and hacking tools to governments and local law enforcement. As the once …

How Android Fought the Chamois Botnet—and Won

The Chamois botnet once infected 20 million Android devices. Here’s how Google finally tore it up.   IN MARCH 2017, the Android security team was feeling pleased with itself. The group had detected, analyzed, and neutralized a sophisticated botnet built on tainted apps …