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NSO spyware targets phones to get data from Google, Facebook, iCloud: Report

The Israeli company whose spyware hacked WhatsApp has told buyers that it can quietly scrape all of an individual's data from servers of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, the Financial Times reported. NSO Group's flagship spyware Pegasus can capture user data beyond the cloud, such as a full history of location data, and archived messages or photos. According to the publication, while NSO Group denied promoting hacking or mass surveillance tools for cloud services, it did not specifically deny that it had developed capability described in its documents. How does NSO get access to so much user data? The new technique is reportedly said to copy the authentication keys of services such as Google Drive, Facebook Messenger and iCloud, among others, from an infected phone, allowing a separate server to then impersonate the phone. A target phone is infected by…

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