US State Department phone hacked by Israeli company spyware - News Summed Up

US State Department phone hacked by Israeli company spyware


Washington / San Francisco: Apple Inc At least nine US State Department employees’ iPhones have been hacked by unknown perpetrators using sophisticated spyware developed by the Israel-based NSO Group. ..NSO Group and another spyware company have used this tool to develop spyware that maliciously targets government officials, journalists, businessmen, activists, scholars, and embassy workers, and foreign governments. For example, according to NSO, intrusion systems do not work on phones with US numbers starting with country code +1. The Israeli Ministry of Defense needs to approve its export license in order to sell NSO technology, which is closely related to Israeli defense and intelligence agencies, internationally. In a statement, the Israeli Embassy in Washington said targeting American officials would be a serious breach of the rule.


Source: Washington Post December 03, 2021 22:28 UTC



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