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Whatsapp sued Israeli Spyware company

The NSO Group is famous – and notorious. The former hackers of the Israeli army and cofounded the cyber security company sells spy software to governments. Is famous for NSO, because your Software is supposed to be extremely good. Not notorious, because it is at the customers choice, apparently squeamish.

The company based in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv, is considered to be the buyer of undiscovered security vulnerabilities. The company turns these vulnerabilities in attack tools to install your spy software Pegasus on the devices of unsuspecting victims.

Now, the Facebook subsidiary, Whatsapp has sued the company in a Californian court: due to computer fraud, Trespassing, and a violation of the terms and conditions of use of Whatsapp. NSO've hacked in April and may, 1400 Whatsapp users. Among the Victims, among other things, people were right activists, journalists, lawyers, and diplomats. You want to ban NSO access to Whatsapp and asks for damages in an unknown amount. Interestingly, the suit of Whatsapp is mainly because NSO Group had always claimed to sell only Software. It was not involved in the operation of the Software by the customer.

Malicious calls.

Whatsapp-in-chief Wants to Cathcart argues in the Washington Post, to have evidence that NSO have lied. The company is said to have been involved in Whatsapp accounts in order to distribute their spyware Pegasus on the devices of the victims. The operation of the control server for the Trojans NSO should have – other than claims – your Finger in the game had. On this Server, infected devices can be controlled by the attackers to and from the unit secretly sent data to be received. The NSO Group has rejected the allegations and announced that they will put up a fight.

According to the indictment, the NSO were able to manipulate employees Whatsapp so that Pegasus was spread over a Whatsapp-call on the devices of the victims. The malicious call has not been displayed to the Victims once. Thus, the Spähangriff worked, had to NSO employees, the Whatsapp Software and infrastructure is critical to change. Whatsapp claims in the lawsuit. That would be fraud, therefore, a violation of the terms of use and against laws against computers in the United States.

access to all data

The 127-page complaint also for the first Time detailed insights into the skills of one of the most powerful state hacker tools. The action is appended to the product description of the Trojan Pegasus can be found. The Software can be installed from the user via silent Push messages, and a complete Back survive even the device. Once on the Smartphone or Tablet the spy would have access to almost all data and could also make photos and the microphone of the device as a bug exploit.

By Monitoring the GPS signal, the device could let spies an alert to send when the victims enter a specific area, or two victims would make.

the NSO has always maintained that it sells exclusively to governments, and all of the buyers were pre-checked. Countries in which human rights can expect injuries to be able to get a license.

The gap in the case of Whatsapp was on 13. In may of this year, with an Emergency Update closed.

Created: 30.10.2019, 21:58 PM

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