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News Lebanon » Security: Dark Caracal: Hacking group tied to Android spyware traced to Lebanon

News channel or source: https://www.csoonline.com/article/3250245/security/dark-caracal-hacking-group-tied-to-android-spyware-traced-to-lebanon.html
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

The EFF and Lookout traced devices used for testing and operating by Dark Caracal back to a building belonging to the Lebanese General Security Directorate (GDGS), one of Lebanon’s intelligence agencies, in Beirut. "Based on the available evidence ...

News Lebanon » Security: Lebanon concerned over Turkish offensive in Syria's Afrin - Xinhua

News channel or source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/23/c_136915975.htm
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Lebanon concerned over Turkish offensive in Syria's AfrinXinhuaThe offensive is intended to target the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which Turkey considers to be a terrorist entity. "This operation is aimed at securing the Turkish borders, and preserving Turkey's national security within the framework ...and more »

News Lebanon » Security: Beirut Tightens Security Measures for Syrians Seeking Entry into Lebanon

News channel or source: https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1139321/beirut-tightens-security-measures-syrians-seeking-entry-lebanon
Publication date: uesday 09 January 2018

Lebanon’s General Security announced on Wednesday new conditions for the entry of Syrians into Lebanon through the al-Masnaa land border crossing. In a statement on its website, the directorate listed six categories under which Syrians are eligible entry ...

News Lebanon » Security: The Latest: UN to brief Security Council on Syria - LemonWire

News channel or source: https://www.lemonwire.com/2018/01/22/the-latest-un-to-brief-security-council-on-syria/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

The Latest: UN to brief Security Council on SyriaLemonWireThe U.N. Security Council is expected to get a closed-door briefing later Monday on the political and military situation in Syria, including Turkey's military offensive against a Kurdish-held enclave. France asked for a meeting and Sweden's U.N ...and more »

News Lebanon » Security: Lebanese security agency turns smartphone into selfie spycam: researchers

News channel or source: https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-cyber/lebanese-security-agency-turns-smartphone-into-selfie-spycam-researchers-idUKKBN1F726S
Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

Lebanon’s General Directorate of General Security (GDGS) has run more than 10 campaigns since at least 2012 aimed mainly at Android phone users in at least 21 countries, according to a report by mobile security firm Lookout and digital rights group ...

News Lebanon » Security: Lebanese Kurds call on Russia to defend Afrin - AMN Al-Masdar News

News channel or source: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/lebanese-kurds-call-russia-defend-afrin/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

AMN Al-Masdar NewsLebanese Kurds call on Russia to defend AfrinAMN Al-Masdar NewsThe Kurdish community in Lebanon has handed a manifesto over to the Russian embassy in Beirut on Monday, calling on Moscow “to defend the Kurds living in Syria's Afrin.” Sources in the Russian diplomatic mission told TASS that activists coming to the ...and more »

News Lebanon » Security: Lebanon bans 'The Post' over Spielberg's support for Israel

News channel or source: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/lebanon-bans-post-spielbergs-support-israel-52374755
Publication date: onday 15 January 2018

Lebanon's censorship authorities have effectively banned Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama, "The Post," because the American director is on a regional blacklist for supporting Israel. The directive by the country's General Security agency still needs to ...

News Lebanon » Security: Dark Caracal: Global Espionage Malware from Lebanon - Security Boulevard

News channel or source: https://securityboulevard.com/2018/01/dark-caracal-global-espionage-malware-from-lebanon/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Dark Caracal: Global Espionage Malware from LebanonSecurity BoulevardRelated. This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by Bruce Schneier. Read the original post at: Schneier on Security · January 22, 2018 January 22, 2018 Bruce Schneier 0 Comments Espionage, lebanon, Malware, security bloggers ...and more »

News Lebanon » Security: Lebanon Using Fake VPN and Messenger Apps to Spy

News channel or source: https://www.bestvpn.com/privacy-news/lebanon-intelligence-fake-apps/
Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

According to a report published by the mobile security company Lookout and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the hackers have been linked to Lebanon’s central intelligence agency. The report reveals that victims in as many as 20 countries have likely ...

News Lebanon » Security: State police find drugs on Pine Grove man while serving felony warrant - Lebanon Daily News

News channel or source: http://www.ldnews.com/story/news/local/2018/01/22/state-police-find-drugs-pine-grove-man-while-serving-felony-warrant/1049505001/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

State police find drugs on Pine Grove man while serving felony warrantLebanon Daily NewsPossible Apartment Building Fire: City fire crews and the First Aid and Safety Patrol were dispatched at 4:16 p.m. Saturday to 494 New St. Weavertown, Rural Security and Glenn Lebanon fire companies and crews from Annville-Cleone Fire District were on ...and more »

News Lebanon » Security: Report links hacking campaign to Lebanese security agency

News channel or source: http://www.whio.com/technology/report-links-hacking-campaign-lebanese-security-agency/0WWdf04Qw9k9JL2ugJfBAP/
Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

LONDON — A major hacking operation tied to one of the most powerful security and intelligence agencies in Lebanon has been exposed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of intercepted data exposed to the open internet, according to a report ...

News Lebanon » Security: Researchers: Hacking Campaign Linked to Lebanese Spy Agency - New Delhi Times

News channel or source: https://www.newdelhitimes.com/researchers-hacking-campaign-linked-to-lebanese-spy-agency/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

New Delhi TimesResearchers: Hacking Campaign Linked to Lebanese Spy AgencyNew Delhi TimesA major hacking operation tied to Lebanon's main intelligence agency has been exposed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of intercepted data exposed to the open internet, according to a report published Thursday. Mobile security firm ...and more »

News Lebanon » Security: Already embattled, UNRWA in Lebanon faces new threats

News channel or source: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/already-embattled-unrwa-lebanon-faces-new-threats-after-us-move-1192985736
Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

UNRWA officials said there will be no immediate reductions of services in Lebanon, but refugees relying on assistance ... Meanwhile, officials warned of disruptions to the country's stability and security if aid for the already impoverished Palestinian ...

News Lebanon » Security: Android malware steals data from user smartphones - ITProPortal

News channel or source: https://www.itproportal.com/news/android-malware-steals-data-from-user-smartphones/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

ITProPortalAndroid malware steals data from user smartphonesITProPortal... and the mobile security firm Lookout have discovered cyber attackers were able to steal gigabytes of data from users via fake messaging apps. The apps were downloaded by unsuspecting Android users and were designed to appear strikingly similar to ...and more »

News Lebanon » Security: Lebanon bans 'The Post' over Spielberg's support for Israel

News channel or source: http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/entertainment/lebanon-bans-post-spielberg-support-israel-article-1.3759260
Publication date: onday 15 January 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's censorship authorities have effectively banned Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama, "The Post," because the American director is on a regional blacklist for supporting Israel. The directive by the country's General Security agency ...

News Lebanon » Security: Hidden inside Dark Caracal's espionage apps: Old tech - The Parallax (blog)

News channel or source: https://www.the-parallax.com/2018/01/22/dark-caracal-android-spyware-apps/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

The Parallax (blog)Hidden inside Dark Caracal's espionage apps: Old techThe Parallax (blog)The campaign behind the attacks, which has apparently been active since 2012, is hosted in a Beirut building belonging to the Lebanese General Security Directorate, says report co-author Michael Flossman, Lookout senior security researcher and the ...and more »

News Lebanon » Security: Lebanon bans 'The Post' over Spielberg's support for Israel

News channel or source: http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article194837014.html
Publication date: onday 15 January 2018

Lebanon's censorship authorities have effectively banned Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama, "The Post," because the American director is on a regional blacklist for supporting Israel. The directive by the country's General Security agency still needs to ...

News Lebanon » Security: Kuwait- His Highness the Amir's stances very supportive of Lebanon - Pres. Aoun - MENAFN.COM

News channel or source: http://menafn.com/1096377011/Kuwait--His-Highness-the-Amirs-stances-very-supportive-of-Lebanon---Pres-Aoun
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Kuwait- His Highness the Amir's stances very supportive of Lebanon - Pres. AounMENAFN.COMDealing with the tourist sector that suffered problems late last year due to security concerns, President Aoun said his country doubled efforts to restore its position as a main destination for tourists from the Gulf region, particularly from Kuwait ...and more »

News Lebanon » Security: Lebanon bans 'The Post' over Spielberg's support for Israel

News channel or source: http://www.nhregister.com/entertainment/article/Lebanon-bans-The-Post-over-Spielberg-s-support-12500712.php
Publication date: uesday 16 January 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's censorship authorities have effectively banned Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama, "The Post," because the American director is on a regional blacklist for supporting Israel. The directive by the country's General Security agency ...

News Lebanon » Security: Lebanon Decides Against Censorship of Spielberg Film - MediaFile

News channel or source: http://www.mediafiledc.com/lebanon-decides-censorship-spielberg-film/
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

MediaFileLebanon Decides Against Censorship of Spielberg FilmMediaFileAccording to The Times of Israel, Spielberg donated $1 million to Israel in 2006 when war broke out between the country and Lebanon. Spielberg has been blacklisted since then by the Arab League, an organization composed of 22 countries that have a ...and more »