NSO Group Reportedly Blocks Government Clients While It Investigates Misuse
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A company employee told NPR Israeli spyware company NSO Group has temporarily blocked several government clients worldwide from using its technology as it investigates possible misuse.
The investigation follows a major global expose by news organizations that show NSO’s Pegasus spyware is widely used beyond the purported 60 customers the company maintains. The journalists’ probes also show that Pegasus is deployed against government officials, public interest advocates, journalists and not only against criminals and terrorists, as NSO maintains. (Daniel Estrin / NPR)
Related: ETTelecom.com, The Times of Israel, MediaNama, EURACTIV.com, Telecomlive.com, OpIndia, The Tribune India, RT News, Cybersecurity| Reuters.com, DataBreachToday.com, Slashdot
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