[SecurityWeek] Amnesty Links Indian Cybersecurity Firm to Spyware Attack on African Activist

Human rights organization Amnesty International last week reported identifying a link between an Indian cybersecurity company and the infrastructure used by a hacking group in an attack that attempted to deliver Android and Windows spyware to an activist in the West African country of Togo.

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