WhatsApp is suing NSO Group, saying that the Israeli company was behind a cyberattack that installed spyware on users’ phones and targeted at least 100 human rights defenders, journalists and civilians across the world.
Passwords, contact lists and text messages stolen.
WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit against the NSO Group, an Israeli firm linked to ‘new’ Maltese citizen and alleged financial fraudster Anatoly Hurgin, for conducting cyber-attacks that infected devices with malicious software. Hurgin, who bought Maltese
Case against NSO Group claims its exploit hacked that led to WhatsApp being compromised.
At least 100 human rights activists and journalists were targeted in the attack, WhatsApp said.
The Facebook company accuses NSO of facilitating government hacking sprees in 20 countries. It has previously been linked to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.