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U.S. Court Orders NSO Group to Hand Over Pegasus Spyware Code to WhatsApp
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U.S. Court Orders NSO Group to Hand Over Pegasus Spyware Code to WhatsApp

As part of the social media behemoth's ongoing legal battle with the Israeli spyware vendor, a U.S. judge has mandated that NSO Group provide Meta access to the source code for Pegasus and other products. The ruling is a significant legal win for Meta, which brought the complaint in October 2019 after some 1,400 mobile devices were infected with spyware between April and May by accessing its infrastructure. Two dozen Indian journalists and activists were also included in this. These attacks took advantage of a serious buffer overflow fault in the voice call capability of the instant messaging service (CVE-2019-3568, CVSS score: 9.8), which was a zero-day flaw at the time, to deliver Pegasus by just making a call, even in situations when the calls went unanswered read more U.S. Court...
Pegasus spyware detected in Armenia and Azerbaijan
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Pegasus spyware detected in Armenia and Azerbaijan

The infamous Pegasus spyware has made another appearance, this time in the context of a protracted border conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, where it is suspected that it was used to spy on political elites and dissidents in both countries. The digital rights organisation Access Now reported today that it believes Azerbaijan used Pegasus between October 2020 and December 2022 to target the Apple devices of at least twelve people in Armenia in connection with an ongoing border dispute with Armenia over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory. According to Access Now, Azerbaijan likewise applied Pegasus to its own residents. 245 Azerbaijanis may have been the target, according to further investigation by Amnesty International read more Pegasus spyware detected in Armenia and Aze...