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Israel’s government to examine police hacking claims

Israel’s government to set up a commission of inquiry to examine allegations that the police used spyware to hack the phones of Israeli public figures without authorisation. Officials, protesters, journalists and a son of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were targeted without court orders, the newspaper Calcalist said. A witness in Mr Netanyahu’s corruption trial […]

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Apple sues Israeli spyware firm NSO Group for targeting iPhone users with hacking tool

Apple is suing Israeli spyware firm NSO Group and its parent company for allegedly targeting iPhone users with a hacking tool. NSO’s Pegasus software can infect both iPhones and Android devices, allowing operators to extract messages, photos and emails, record calls and secretly activate microphones and cameras. NSO Group said its tools were made to […]

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Pegasus: Controversial Israeli spyware company added to US trade blacklist

The Israeli company behind the controversial Pegasus spyware has been added to a US trade blacklist. Pegasus has reportedly been used by nation states to target the phones of rights activists and journalists. The US has now put its maker, NSO Group, on its “entity list”, banning business dealings with them. NSO Group said it […]