FBI probes use of Israeli firm’s spyware in personal and government hacks | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

FBI probes use of Israeli firm’s spyware in personal and government hacks

The FBI is investigating the role of Israeli spyware vendor NSO Group Technologies in possible hacks on American residents and companies as well as suspected intelligence gathering on governments, according to four people familiar with the inquiry, Reuters reports.

The probe was underway by 2017 when Federal Bureau of Investigation officials were trying to learn whether NSO obtained from American hackers any of the code it needed to infect smartphones, said one person interviewed by the FBI then and again last year.

NSO said it sells its spy software and technical support exclusively to governments and that those tools are to be used in pursuing suspected terrorists and other criminals. NSO has long maintained that its products cannot target US phone numbers, though some cybersecurity experts have disputed that.

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA