May 21, 2020

NSO Group: Israeli firm 'impersonated Facebook to spread spyware'

Israeli security company NSO Group impersonated Facebook as part of a ploy to get users to install its phone-hacking software, a new report alleges. An investigation from news site Motherboard claims a Facebook security lookalike domain was set up to spread NSO's Pegasus hacking tool. Facebook's complaint alleged NSO operated the spyware itself. Motherboard's latest investigation revolves around a former NSO employee who, it is claimed, provided it with details of a server allegedly designed to distribute the spyware by tricking people into clicking links. NSO said its official stance remained that which it had put forward in the legal case with Facebook.

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