This is a BFD. Apple is suing NSO Group, the secretive, Israel-based company behind the Pegasus spyware that governments have used to hack iPhones.
NSO’s software has also been used to hack the iPhones of journalists, activists, dissidents and possibly Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
“If you weaponize our software against innocent users, researchers, dissidents, activists or journalists, Apple will give you no quarter,” Cupertino’s head of security said.
“Hurrah. This is great. @apple is also committing to telling any users who it finds have been targeted by a spyware attack. Huge blow to NSO. Huge step forward for human rights,” tweeted journalist Carole Cadwalladr
This is good news – and good on Apple for joining the fight.
– Leander Kahney, EIC.