Wednesday , May 27 2020

WhatsApp charged Israeli NSO Group’s Role in Cyberattack

whatsappSAN FRANCISCO: On Tuesday, WhatsApp charged Israeli technology firm NSO Group, blaming it for using the Facebook-owned messaging service to bearing cyberespionage on journalists, human rights campaigners, and others.

The report trailed in a California federal court resisted that NSO Group strained to contaminate about 1,400 “target devices” with Harmful software to bargain valuable data from those using the messaging app.

Related: WhatsApp’s new feature lets you share statuses to Facebook.

WhatsApp head Will Cathcart said the complaint was trailed after an inquiry showed the Israeli firm’s role in the cyberattack, in spite of its rejections.

“National Statistics Office (NSO) Group claims they dutifully serve governments. But we found more than 100 human rights protectors and journalists besieged in an attack last May. This exploitation must be stopped,” Cathcart said on Twitter.

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