Apple files lawsuit against NSO Group over Pegasus spyware
On November 23, Apple filed a lawsuit against NSO Group, the Israeli surveillance company behind Pegasus spyware. Apple seeks to hold NSO accountable for what it says was the surveillance and targeting of Apple users.
The lawsuit comes after researchers at the Munk School’s Citizen Lab discovered a zero-click exploit that allowed Pegasus spyware to invisibly infect iPhones, Mac computers, and Apple Watches without the target knowing. They alerted Apple and the company issued an emergency software update for its products at that time.
After filing the lawsuit against NSO on Tuesday, Apple said it would offer free technical, threat intelligence, and engineering assistance to Citizen Lab and other organizations engaged in rooting out digital surveillance. Apple also said it would donate $10 million, and pay any damages, to those organizations.
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Apple Sues Israeli Spyware Maker, Seeking to Block Its Access to iPhones
(New York Times)
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