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Joel Trenaman: The Canadian lab that exposed a critical flaw that left Apple devices vulnerable | #cybersecurity | #cyberattack

On Nov. 23, Apple announced it is suing a global software developer following a security breach that left its operating systems vulnerable to surveillance. In September, Apple scrambled to issue a protective patch for a reported 1.65 billion devices that were vulnerable to the NSO Group’s notorious Pegasus spyware. How did Apple find out that it had been hacked? Canada’s Citizen Lab sounded the alarm.
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Apple files suit against the NSO Group for spying on iPhone users

Why it matters: California-based tech giant Apple has filed a federal case against the company responsible for deploying spyware identified in a recent security incident. In September, the University of Toronto-based Citizen Lab identified an iPhone vulnerability exploited by a well-known cybersecurity/cyberwarfare company. The Pegasus developer claims that their software has helped to save thousands of lives worldwide and stopped numerous crimes but is yet to provide the data to back that claim.
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Apple’s NSO lawsuit targets illegal spying by oppressive regimes

Apple says its lawsuit against NSO Group this week is an attempt to hold the surveillance firm "accountable for ... the surveillance and targeting of Apple users." And it spared no ire in accusing the Israeli spyware company of its selling surveillance software to authoritarian governments — regardless of whether those governments use it to target dissidents, journalists, and activists.
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Israel slashes list of countries that can buy cyber tech -report

JERUSALEM, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Israel slashed its list of countries eligible to buy its cyber technologies following concern over possible abuses abroad of a hacking tool sold by Israeli firm NSO Group, Israel's Calcalist financial newspaper reported on Thursday. The newspaper, which did not disclose its sources, said Mexico,...
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After Pegasus Fiasco, Israel Slashes List of Countries That Can Buy Cyber Tech: Report | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

Jerusalem: Israel slashed its list of countries eligible to buy its cyber technologies following concern over possible abuses abroad of a hacking tool sold by Israeli firm NSO Group, Israel‘s Calcalist financial newspaper reported on Thursday. The newspaper, which did not disclose its sources, said Mexico, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and...
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NSO Pegasus Malware Deployed To Spy On Palestinian Human Rights Activists | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

From the now-who-would-want-to-do-a-thing-like-that? dept. Another day, another revelation about the abuse of NSO malware by its customers. The latest report shows NSO Group’s powerful Pegasus malware was used to target Palestinian human rights activists. Citizen Lab is again on the case, providing the forensic examination of the detected malware and coming to this conclusion:
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Even if NSO goes, cyberattack is here to stay | #cybersecurity | #cyberattack

The wave of lawsuits and scandals sweeping over NSO Group recently is swelling. The recent investigations by Citizen Lab, 60 Minutes and Amnesty and Forbidden Stories and the blacklisting of NSO by the US Department of Commerce have created a snowball effect that could bury the Israeli cyberattack company for good.
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Apple warns Thai activists “state-sponsored attackers” may have targeted iPhones

Apple Inc issued alert messages to at least six activists and researchers who have been critical of Thailand’s government, warning it believed their iPhones had been targeted by “state-sponsored attackers”, according to activists and the alerts reviewed by Reuters. Apple and Thailand’s Digital Ministry did not immediately respond to a...
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Apple sues NSO Group over spyware claims

Apple has filed a lawsuit against the Israeli NSO Group holding it accountable for circumventing iPhone security mechanisms in order to surveil Apple users via its Pegasus spyware. NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware came into limelight earlier this year in July, when Amnesty International revealed that it was used to spy...
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