Apple has filed a lawsuit against Israeli software developer NSO Group Technologies to hold the company accountable for creating and distributing Pegasus software that can hack and spy on iPhones. The company also intends to secure a permanent ban on the NSO Group from using its devices, services and software products.
Apple said in a statement that the NSO Group has created sophisticated technology that allows users to spy on mobile devices using Pegasus spyware. Also, it is noted that the attacks target a small number of users of iOS devices. According to reports, the NSO Group sells Pegasus software to the governments of several countries; after which it is in use to spy and harass journalists, activists, officials, and others.
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At the same time, Apple praised the work of Citizen Lab and Amnesty International; which found evidence of Pegasus being in use to hack users’ iPhones around the world. In addition, Apple has donated $ 10 million to support these and other anti-cyber-tracking organizations. This amount will later grow by the amount that will be received in the course of legal proceedings with the NSO Group.