Posts Tagged ‘NSO Group’

US Gov’t Flip-Flops on NSO Group Sale to L3Harris

US Gov’t Flip-Flops on NSO Group Sale to L3Harris by Richi Jennings on July 11, 2022 NSO Group, notorious makers of the notorious Pegasus spyware, has been in acquisition talks with a huge U.S. government defense contractor you’ve never heard of: L3Harris Technologies, Inc. Doesn’t that give you a warm, tingly feeling inside? Pictured is Christopher E. “Call Me Chris” […]

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NSO Group told lawmakers that Pegasus spyware was used by at least 5 European countries

The Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group revealed that its Pegasus spyware was used by at least five European countries. The controversial Israeli surveillance vendor NSO Group told the European Union lawmakers that its Pegasus spyware was used by at least five countries in the region. NSO Group’s General Counsel Chaim Gelfand admitted that the company had “made mistakes,” but […]

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NSO Group Pegasus spyware leverages new zero-click iPhone exploit in recent attacks

Researchers reported that threat actors leveraged a new zero-click iMessage exploit to install NSO Group Pegasus on iPhones belonging to Catalans. Researchers from Citizen Lab have published a report detailing the use of a new zero-click iMessage exploit, dubbed HOMAGE, to install the NSO Group Pegasus spyware on iPhones belonging to Catalan politicians, journalists, academics, and activists. […]

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The Battle for the World’s Most Powerful Cyberweapon

A Times investigation reveals how Israel reaped diplomatic gains around the world from NSO’s Pegasus spyware — a tool America itself purchased but is now trying to ban. In June 2019, three Israeli computer engineers arrived at a New Jersey building used by the F.B.I. They unpacked dozens of computer servers, arranging them on tall […]

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Pegasus: Google reveals how the sophisticated spyware hacked into iPhones without user’s knowledge

Pegasus spyware was allegedly used by governments to spy upon prominent journalists, politicians and activists. A Google blog has revealed how the sophisticated software was used to attack iPhone users. The software used a vulnerability in iMessages to hack into iPhones without the user’s knowledge. The Pegasus spyware, developed by Israel’s NSO group, made headlines for being used by […]

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Zero-Click iPhone Exploits

IT’S A SHOCKING revelation: The Bahraini government allegedly purchased and deployed sophisticated malware against human rights activists, including spyware that required no interaction from the victim—no clicked links, no permissions granted—to take hold on their iPhones. But as disturbing as this week’s report from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab may be, it’s also increasingly familiar. These “zero-click” […]

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