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Apple Sues Israel’s NSO Group, Accuses It of Using Pegasus Spyware to Gain Unauthorized Access to iPhones

Apple, Inc has opted to take an antagonistic stance against Israel’s NSO Group, the maker of the Pegasus spyware. What Happened Apple said it has filed a lawsuit against the NSO Group and its parent for holding them accountable for the surveillance and targeting of Apple users. Cupertino went a step further and has sought a permanent injunction to ban NSO from using any of its software, services or devices. In the complaint, Apple provided new information on how NSO’s security exploit “FORCEDENTRY” was allegedly used to break into a victim’s Apple device. To deliver “FORCEDENTRY” to Apple devices, attackers created Apple IDs to send malicious data to a victim’s device, allowing NSO or its clients to deliver and install Pegasus without the knowledge of the victim, Apple said. Apple servers were not hacked or compromised in the attacks, it added. The exploit has since been patched. “Apple devices are …

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