Saturday, December 9, 2023

Topic: NSO

US blacklists Israel’s NSO group, maker of Pegasus spyware

The U.S. Commerce Department added Israel's NSO Group to its trade blacklist on Wednesday, saying the group sold spyware to foreign governments that used the equipment to target government officials, journalists and others, reported Reuters.

Rahul Gandhi among potential targets of Pegasus; phone leaked ahead of 2019 polls: Report

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, was twice selected as a potential surveillance target in leaked phone number data, making him one of dozens of Indian politicians, journalists, activists and government critics whose numbers were identified as possible targets for the Israeli company’s government clients, according to an investigation into a massive data leak.

Explained: NSO, Israeli spyware Pegasus, surveillance via WhatsApp and Citizen Lab

WhatsApp is publicly attributing the attack to NSO Group, an Israeli spyware developer that also goes by the name Q Cyber Technologies.