Israeli court allows NSO Group to export spyware


An Israeli court has allowed spyware maker NSO Group Technologies to continue to export its technology. The human rights organization Amnesty International, which sued the NSO Group in an attempt to block the export of the company's products, could not prove that one of the NSO Group's clients used the company's technology to carry out espionage, Motherboard Vice reported.

In 2018, Amnesty International representatives reported hackers who spied on one of the organization’s researchers using NSO Group spyware. After this incident, the organization sued the NSO Group in Israel in an attempt to block the export of surveillance technology. Tel Aviv District Court Judge dismisses suit for lack of evidence.

This is not the first time that the NSO Group has become the target of espionage charges. For example, the FBI has been conducting an investigation since 2017 in order to find out whether the NSO Group received from the American cybercriminals a certain code necessary to compromise the smartphones of residents of the country and employees of various enterprises.

As SecurityLab previously wrote, hacking a personal smartphone at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos after talking to Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was allegedly carried out using NSO Group's Pegasus spyware.


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