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Microsoft, Google join legal battle against hacking firm NSO

Microsoft and Google joined Facebook’s legal battle against hacking firm NSO. The tech giants have filed an amicus brief in federal court that said that the Israeli firm’s tools were “powerful, and dangerous.”  FB’s lawsuit against NSO was filed last year after it was revealed that the NSO had exploited a bug in WhatsApp to help surveil over 1,400 people worldwide.  NSO said that as it sells digital break-in tools to govt agencies it should benefit from “sovereign immunity.”

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Journalists’ iPhones hacked with NSO ‘zero-click’ spyware

Journalists at Al-Jazeera have been targeted by advanced spyware in an attack likely linked to the govt of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, cybersecurity watchdog Citizen Lab said. The most alarming part is that iMessages were infecting mobiles without victims taking any action. Malware used push notifications to instruct phones to upload content to servers linked to the NSO Group turning iPhones into surveillance tools without luring users to click on suspicious links or texts.

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