NSO Group

WhatsApp Allowed to Sue Spyware Maker NSO Group, Says Judge

WhatsApp received the all-clear from the U.S. Supreme Court to seek a lawsuit against Israel's NSO Group over allegations that the latter exploited a bug in the WhatsApp app to install its "Pegasus" spyware on 1,400 devices, including ones owned by journalists, human rights activists, and more (via Reuters). Pegasus is a suite of spyware...

Pegasus Spyware Hacked iPhones in Thailand, Say Canadian Researchers

Citizen Lab, a cyber research arm of the University of Toronto, on Sunday published a report detailing how Pegasus spyware was used to hack into iPhones belonging to pro-democracy protestors and activists in Thailand between October 2020 and November 2021. Pegasus is a mercenary spyware suite developed by Israeli surveillance and cyberintelligence company NSO Group....

Pegasus iPhone Spyware Infected Spanish Prime Minister’s Cellphone

The Spanish government on Monday announced during a press conference that the phones of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and Defence Minister Margarita Robles were both infected by the infamous Pegasus spyware last year — reports The Guardian. Developed by Israeli surveillance and cyberintelligence company NSO Group, Pegasus is capable of accessing, taking over, and extracting...

Spain Uses Pegasus Spyware to Target Catalan Official iPhones: Report

Catalonia's regional leader accused the Spanish government on Monday of spying on its citizens after a rights group said his phone and dozens more belonging to Catalan pro-independence figures had been infected with spyware used by sovereign states. A new investigation by The Citizen Lab has found that the Catalan president, Pere Aragones, was hacked...

How Canada’s Citizen Lab is Taking Down NSO Group’s Spyware

An extensive article over at Haaretz has highlighted how Citizen Lab, a University of Toronto-based research institute, has put the brakes on Israeli-based NSO Group’s spyware and other malicious activities. The Citizen Lab has mapped the phones of hundreds of journalists, scientists, and corruption researchers in over 45 countries, and NSO’s Pegasus software has been found...

NSO Group’s Spyware Used to Hack U.S. State Department iPhones

Citing four people familiar with the matter, an exclusive Reuters report is claiming that spyware developed by Israel-based NSO Group was used to hack the iPhones of at least nine U.S. State Department employees. Carried out by an unknown assailant, the hacks were carried out over the past few months and targeted the officials either based in...

New York Times Journalist Reportedly Hacked by Pegasus Malware

The iPhone of New York Times journalist Ben Hubbard was repeatedly hacked with Israeli company NSO Group's Pegasus spyware tool over a three-year period stretching between June 2018 to June 2021, resulting in infections twice in July 2020 and June 2021. The University of Toronto's Citizen Lab, which publicized the findings on Sunday, said the "targeting took...

Apple Should Do More to Protect iPhone Users vs Spyware: Researchers

An international group of researchers and journalists made up of individuals from Amnesty International, Forbidden Stories, and over a dozen other organizations, known collectively as the Pegasus Project, recently published a report with forensic evidence of the NSO Group's notorious Pegasus spyware infecting (or targeting) at least 37 iOS and Android devices — reports Wired. Pegasus...

NSO Group CEO Claims Facebook Wanted its Spyware to Monitor Users

In a recent court filing amid an ongoing lawsuit, CEO of controversial Israeli software company NSO Group has claimed that his firm was approached by Facebook representatives to try and buy a tool that could help the social networking giant better monitor its users, Vice reports. NSO CEO Shalev Hulio notes in his declaration that his...