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FBI investigating Pegasus-maker NSO Group: Report

NSO Group Pegasus
NSO Group Pegasus

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is reportedly investigating Israeli spyware company NSO Group in connection with hacks on American residents and companies, Reuters reported. The investigation was allegedly underway by 2017 when the FBI was investigating if NSO had obtained any code from American hackers that could be used to infect smartphones. The investigation reportedly gained momentum after WhatsApp sued the Israeli firm in October 2019 for exploiting a since-then fixed vulnerability in WhatsApp that allowed attackers to plant spyware in users’ phones just by ringing their target’s device, according to Reuters' sources.The investigation is reportedly looking at how NSO Group has been involved in specific hacks, but it is not clear if specific hacking targets are a priority for the FBI. NSO Group denied any knowledge of such inquiry to Reuters. An FBI spokeswoman also refused to give comment…

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