SAN 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.
Today @WhatsApp is taking a stand against the dangerous use of spyware. NSO Group claims they responsibly serve governments, but we found more than 100 human rights defenders and journalists targeted in an attack last May. This abuse must be stopped. https://t.co/iSMuwLa9yb
— Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) October 29, 2019
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.
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.