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Microsoft says Israeli company's malware used to hack dissidents, activists

Microsoft said around half of the victims were located in the Palestinian territories, and many of the remaining targets were based in the Middle East.
Munk School

Microsoft says it disrupted an Israeli private company’s unique malware that hackers in other countries used to spy on political dissidents and rights campaigners. 

After receiving a tip from researchers at Citizen Lab, a watchdog organization at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs, Microsoft began investigating malware from a group it dubbed “Sourgum.” 

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