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Malware, which helps attack any piece of software to gain access to private information of users, is spreading on wings rapidly, especially on mobile devices that run Android operating system (OS). What is more worrying is the latest round of attack by malwares is allegedly sponsored by the State.
The report tracked the threat, which the researchers dubbed "Dark Caracal", to a building in Beirut belonging to the Lebanese General Security Directorate. Eight rights groups and media organizations called on Lebanon's general prosecutor Wednesday to investigate who was behind the campaign.

Researchers at Lookout and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, stated that an actor “believed to be administered out of a building belonging to the Lebanese General Security Directorate in Beirut” was responsible for stealing hundreds of gigabytes of private data. According to the report, the espionage ...
The hackers were discovered when traces of their work were found by Lookout and the EFF and led them to a building owned by the Lebanese General Security Directorate in Beirut. This agency is where Lebanon's chief communications intelligence agency operates. The research says that the Dark ...
Researchers from cybersecurity firm Lookout and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have released a report detailing how the two groups traced Dark Caracal back to the Lebanese General Security Directorate and have found evidence of attacks on government agencies, militaries, defense contractors, ...
A recently released report indicates that the Lebanese General Directorate of General Security (GDGS) operated a special cyberwarfare unit that targeted individuals in over 21 countries. Among the targeted were military and financial institutions in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and ...

The campaign, discovered by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the mobile security firm Lookout, is known as Dark Caracal and seems to be the work of nation state-funded hackers. The researchers traced the sinister project to a building owned by the Lebanese General Security Directorate in Beirut.
BEIRUT, Jan 16 (KUNA) -- Commander of the Lebanese Army General Joseph Aoun said Tuesday the army and security forces succeeded through pre-emptive operations to thwart all terrorist plots in 2017. The Lebanese forces succeeded in pushing so-called Islamic State (IS) and Al-Nusra Front away ...
Beirut, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Lebanese General Security, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, guaranteed today that there is no threat against the next parliamentary elections and the situation is still under control. Ibrahim also referred to a recent attack against a leader of the Palestinian Hamas ...
Popular Lebanese general entertainment channel 'mtv' has switched allegiance and will now broadcast exclusively from Arabsat's BADR-4 satellite at 26 degrees East. The news confirms a contract between Arabsat and MTV Lebanon signed at the Dubai CabSat show earlier this week. In addition, the new ...
In 2016, EFF linked Caracal activities targeting Kazakh opposition to Lebanese General Security, while for the current attack, the foundation mentioned four names of people who are most likely residents of Beirut. It also pointed out that those names could be just one person using four different accounts.
Victims were also targeted through Facebook groups and WhatsApp messages that were booby-trapped with malicious software. Once downloaded, that software captured smartphone data and sent it back servers owned by the Lebanese General Directorate of General Security (GDGS) in Beirut, it added.
The malware takes advantage of known exploits and targets mainly Android phones. Data was traced back to a server in a building belonging to the Lebanese General Security Directorate in Beirut, according to researchers. "Based on the available evidence, it is likely that the GDGS is associated with or ...
Aoun—the former Lebanese Army general—wouldn't even respond to his Iranian counterpart belittling Lebanese sovereignty late last month, let alone limit Hezbollah. Hariri's Future Party is currently parliament's largest—with 28 of 128 seats. With his broader allies, he theoretically has a slim majority.
General Joseph Aoun, who was appointed as the commander-in-chief of the Lebanese Armed Forces earlier this year falsely claimed that Israel is planning to attack his nation and ordered the military to prepare for hostilities along the border between the two countries.
ANWAR AMRO/AFP Lebanese General Security forces female cadets take part in a military parade for Independence Day celebrations marking 74 years since the end of France's mandate in Lebanon, on November 22, 2017. ANWAR AMRO/AFP Lebanese special forces policemen with their sniffer dog ...
BEIRUT - 17 November 2017: Lebanese security forces have arrested seven Syrians on charges of forming a network working for Daesh militant group, the Lebanese General Directorate of State Security said on Friday. The network was entrusted to carry out terror attacks across the Lebanese territories and monitor the ...

Mr Aoun, a former Lebanese Army General, had placed his alliance with Hezbollah above his duties to the Lebanese republic and Mr Hariri likely realised the depth of his mistake. Within a week, Mr Hariri was in Saudi Arabia for consultations. Five days after that, back in Beirut, he met Iranian Supreme ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – A Saudi national was kidnapped from his house in the Keserwan District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate, Thursday, the National News Agency reported. The Saudi national, 'Ali Al-Bishrawi (age 32), was allegedly lured out of his in the town of Adma on Thursday by ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – The Lebanese General Security Forces have arrested a Lebanese Army soldier that defected to the Al-Nusra Front terrorist group in 2014. According to the General Directorate of General Security, the Nusra Front member fought against the Lebanese Army and joined the ...
Lebanese General Security Thursday arrested a "dissident" Lebanese soldier who had allegedly defected from the Army and joined a militant group, according to an Army statement. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in minutes.
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 A.M.) – The Lebanese General Directorate of State Security has denied 'knowing' or 'foiling' a plot to assassinate the former Primer Minister, Saad Hariri, despite claims by Saudi state media. “What was published on social media and websites did not come from the Lebanese ...
BEIRUT, Nov 24 (KUNA) -- Ziad Ahmad Itani, a Lebanese actor, filmmaker and dramatist, was arrested under the charge of spying for, and contacting with, the Israeli enemy, the Lebanese General Directorate of State Security (GDSS) announced on Friday. After months of monitoring and surveillance inside ...
... month was that he would be detained by Lebanese General Security for two hours and have his Lebanese and French passports confiscated ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:25 P.M.) – The Lebanese General Security has clarified in a recent statement that all surviving terrorists forces who were ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Lebanese General Security Forces arrested a Syrian national, Tuesday, for alleged links to the Islamic ...
Since Lebanese General Joseph Aoun, a veteran field commander and counter-terrorism expert who trained in the U.S., was made army ...
Walid Sukkarieh, a retired Lebanese general and current member of Parliament, told Arab News that “the maneuver is taking place amid the ...
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Beirut's nightlife is the heartbeat of the Middle East. Known for its crazy parties, Lebanon is the hub of party animals. In order to take its game to ...
In a statement to Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, Lebanese General Security Director General Abbas Ibrahim said that “terrorists continues to ...
The General Security in Lebanon and BLOM Bank have partnered together to make the process of paying easier. In fact, people can pay by ...
Abbas Ibrahim, chief of Lebanese General Security, said an operation to dig out six bodies was underway Sunday. Two more bodies are ...
What's more, Hezbollah coordinated the transfer with state-run Lebanese security agencies such as Lebanese General Security, but without ...
The Lebanese general reportedly rejected the demand on the grounds that a ceasefire first had to be established before an evacuation ...
A photo taken on August 17, 2017, during a tour guided by the Lebanese army, shows soldiers holding a position in a mountainous area near ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 A.M.) – The Lebanese General Security Forces arrested a Palestinian man on charges of aiding the Islamic State ...
In the context of following up on the activities of terrorist groups and dormant cells, the Lebanese General Security arrested the Syrian, ...
“Upon the request of the Lebanese General Security (LGS),” the LRC said it “performed the process of the prisoner and dead-body exchange ...
The guarantors on the ground were the Lebanese General Security and the Syrian regime,” said Nasrallah in a televised speech marking the ...
... the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a Lebanese General Security official estimated the number of fighters to be much lower.
... the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a Lebanese General Security official estimated the number of fighters to be much lower.
"The bodies of nine al-Nusra fighters will be handed over to the Lebanese General Security in exchange for the remains of five Hezbollah ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 A.M.) – The Lebanese Army's Chief-of-Staff, Major General Hatem Malak, traveled to the Ba'albak Highlands on ...
... month was that he would be detained by Lebanese General Security for two hours and have his Lebanese and French passports confiscated ...
Spokesperson for the Lebanese army, General Ali Kanso gestures as he ... Hezbollah or the Syrian army," Lebanese General Ali Kanso said.
Alleged Daesh recruiter arrested in Lebanon. Lebanese General Security members stand outside the general security headquarters in Beirut, Tuesday, Sept.
Lebanese General Security members stand outside the general security headquarters in Beirut, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir).
It also excludes anyone who has used a Lebanese sponsor to maintain legal residency, even though Lebanese General Security officers have required many Syrians to secure sponsors - in contravention of official policies.
As of the start of 2017 and in less than one month, the Lebanese General Security foiled two terrorist attacks in Lebanon that were targeting the country's capital.


 

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