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Apple is suing NSO Group over state sponsored-spyware

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Apple has announced that it will be suing NSO Group over state-sponsored spyware, the company is suing NSO Group and its parent company.

The company is suing the NSO Group for targeting Apple iPhone users and Apple is alleging that they infected Apple users’ devices with their Pegasus spyware.

NSO Group creates sophisticated, state-sponsored surveillance technology that allows its highly targeted spyware to surveil its victims. These attacks are only aimed at a very small number of users, and they impact people across multiple platforms, including iOS and Android. Researchers and journalists have publicly documented a history of this spyware being abused to target journalists, activists, dissidents, academics, and government officials.1

“State-sponsored actors like the NSO Group spend millions of dollars on sophisticated surveillance technologies without effective accountability. That needs to change,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “Apple devices are the most secure consumer hardware on the market — but private companies developing state-sponsored spyware have become even more dangerous. While these cybersecurity threats only impact a very small number of our customers, we take any attack on our users very seriously, and we’re constantly working to strengthen the security and privacy protections in iOS to keep all our users safe.”

You can find out more details about the lawsuit between Apple and the NSO Group over at Apple’s website at the link below.

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