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Facebook sues NSO Group over WhatsApp spyware scandal

Thursday 31 October 2019 | 11:12 CET | News
Facebook is suing Israeli company NSO Group for allegedly targeting some 1,400 users of its encrypted messaging service WhatsApp with highly sophisticated spyware, reports Associated Press. The lawsuit filed in San Francisco is the first legal action of its kind, according to Facebook, involving a nearly totally unregulated realm. Facebook said NSO Group violated laws including the US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act with an exploit that took advantage of a flaw in the app, allowing a smartphone to be penetrated through missed calls alone.

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Categories: Internet / IT
Companies: Facebook / WhatsApp
Countries: World
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