Best Infosec-Related Long Reads of the Week, 11/26/22 and 12/3/22
First U.S. citizen files a lawsuit against NSO Group, Huawei beats a retreat from Europe, Notorious spyware maker peddles its malware globally, Alpha Bay founder's bust ends in tragedy, more
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A Hacked Newsroom Brings a Spyware Maker to U.S. Court
Ronan Farrow has this in-depth and news-breaking look at how American journalist Roman Gressier along with colleagues at Salvadoran news outlet El Faro brought the first U.S.-based lawsuit against notorious Israeli spyware purveyor NSO Group for implanting NSO’s Pegasus spyware on their phones by forces likely aligned with El Salvador’s populist President, Nayib Bukele.
Gressier is one of at least thirty-five journalists and civil-society members hacked with Pegasus in El Salvador between July, 2020, and November, 2021, according to the analysis by Citizen Lab, which was verified by Amnesty Internat…