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Apple Updates Spyware Alert System to Warn Victims of Mercenary Attacks
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Apple Updates Spyware Alert System to Warn Victims of Mercenary Attacks

On Wednesday, Apple updated its mercenary spyware threat notification system literature to include a mention of the system's ability to notify users when they may have been specifically targeted by these types of attacks. Additionally, it especially criticized businesses like NSO Group for creating Pegasus, a commercial surveillance tool that state actors employ to carry out "individually targeted attacks of such exceptional cost and complexity." Despite being used against relatively few targets, such as politicians, journalists, activists, and diplomats, mercenary spyware attacks are widespread and continuing, according to Apple. Among the most sophisticated digital threats now in existence are mercenary spyware attacks due read more Apple Updates Spyware Alert System to Warn Vi...