Commerce Department Sanctions Spyware Company NSO Group, Three Other Foreign Firms
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The Commerce Department added the Israeli spyware company NSO Group and three other companies to its “entity list,” a federal denylist that bars the companies from receiving American technologies. Commerce imposed the sanctions after determining the firms engage in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.
The department determined that NSO Group and Israel’s Candiru developed and supplied spyware to foreign governments that used these tools to maliciously target government officials, journalists, business people, activists, academics, and embassy workers. Commerce added Russia’s Positive Technologies and Singapore’s Computer Security Initiative Consultancy PTE. LTD. to the Entity List based on a determination that they traffic in cyber tools used to gain unauthorized access to information systems, threatening the privacy and…
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