An Arkansas lawyer found out that the cops had sent him a hard drive filled with malware that could be used for spying purposes.
A popular Chrome extension known as Webpage screenshot starts collecting sensitive user information a week after installation for financial benefits. The sleep-activate feature of this spyware allows it to evade security measures, which highlights a greater issue with the current app/extension verification system.
Europol conducted an operation against a massive botnet called Ramnit and managed to shut down several servers, which will hopefully turn out to be a major setback for the cyber criminals behind this zombie network.
Babar is yet another example of government agencies actively using malware and hack tools to spy.