Apple sues company for hacking iPhones on behalf of govts…

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  • Apple is suing NSO Group, an Israeli firm that sells software to government agencies and law enforcement that enables them to hack iPhones.
  • Amnesty International said earlier this year it discovered recent-model iPhones belonging to journalists and human rights lawyers that had been infected with NSO Group malware.
  • Apple said on Tuesday it patched the flaws that enabled the NSO Group malware and would warn iPhone owners who may have been targeted.

Apple on Tuesday sued NSO Group, an Israeli firm that sells software to government agencies and law enforcement that enables them to hack iPhones and read the data on them, including messages and other communications.

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Earlier this year, Amnesty International said it discovered recent-model iPhones belonging to journalists and human rights lawyers that had been infected with NSO Group malware called Pegasus.

Apple is seeking a permanent injunction to ban NSO Group from using Apple software, services, or devices. It’s also seeking damages over $75,000.

www.cnbc.com/2021/11/23/apple-sues-nso-group-company-known-for-hacking-iphones-on-behalf-of-governments.html

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