News and updates about NSO

Northern Israel shooting:

Attorney General authorizes use of NSO software in investigation

In his request to use the software Police Commissioner Shabtai stated the importance of using such tools immediately following the murder.

Attorney General authorizes use of NSO software in investigation

Apple releases security update to counter Israeli spyware

Apple releases significant security update for iPhones and iPads to patch software flaw related to Pegasus.

Apple releases security update to counter Israeli spyware

Cabinet approves spyware scandal inquiry board

The inquiry board is authorized to examine the conduct of police and prosecution regarding the collection of intelligence on civilians.

Cabinet approves spyware scandal inquiry board

Pegasus spyware scandal:

Inquiry board to examine use of spyware tools by law enforcement

Minister Levin says board is meant to inspect the past use of these tools, to give suggestions for future use, and to ensure transparency.

Inquiry board to examine use of spyware tools by law enforcement

Pegasus spyware scandal:

Spain shelves probe, cites lack of cooperation from Israel

Spanish judge probing alleged hacking of ministers' phones with Israeli-made spyware shelves his investigation.

Spain shelves probe, cites lack of cooperation from Israel

Israeli spyware scandal:

Khashoggi's widow sues Israel's NSO over phone hacking

NSO has come under fire over its Pegasus spyware, which is designed to breach mobile phones.

Khashoggi's widow sues Israel's NSO over phone hacking

Moroccan activists join lawsuit over Pegasus spyware

Six Moroccan activists targeted by spy software join class action lawsuit in California against the software's Israeli maker.

Moroccan activists join lawsuit over Pegasus spyware

EU lawmakers criticize Israel over spyware sales

European Parliament members investigating use of spyware by EU governments say Israel should be more transparent.

EU lawmakers criticize Israel over spyware sales

NSO Group's CEO steps down as company reorganizes

NSO Group makes the controversial Pegasus spyware which has been linked to abuses by governments.

NSO Group's CEO steps down as company reorganizes

Report: US approved purchase of controversial Israeli spyware

US intelligence officials are reported to have supported the sale without Biden's knowledge.

Report: US approved purchase of controversial Israeli spyware

New York Times report:

Members of US defense firm discussed NSO purchase in Israel

New York Times: Team of executives from American military contractor quietly visited Israel in recent months to try purchase NSO Group.

Members of US defense firm discussed NSO purchase in Israel

Report:

US defense contractor in talks to take over Israeli NSO Group

NSO’s Pegasus spyware has been linked to abuses by governments.

US defense contractor in talks to take over Israeli NSO Group

Jordanian activists were hacked with Israeli spyware Pegasus

Research concludes that Jordanian activists were hacked with Israeli spyware — Pegasus.

Jordanian activists were hacked with Israeli spyware Pegasus

Spanish PM vows accountability over alleged spying

Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez responds to allegations that Madrid spied on dozens of Catalan separatist figures using Israeli spyware Pegasus.

Spanish PM vows accountability over alleged spying

Report:

Court approved Spain's spying on Catalans using Israeli spyware

Spain's intelligence service had court approval to spy on Catalan separatist figures using Pegasus, local newspaper says.

Court approved Spain's spying on Catalans using Israeli spyware

Spain denies spying on separatists with Israeli software

Spanish government denies report accusing it of having targeted Catalan separatists' mobile phones with Pegasus spyware.

Spain denies spying on separatists with Israeli software

Report:

Jordan used Pegasus to spy on human rights activists

Digital-rights researchers say mobile phones of four Jordanian human rights activists were hacked by NSO Group's Pegasus.

Jordan used Pegasus to spy on human rights activists

Ukraine:

Israeli spyware will greatly help us defeat Russia

Ukraine’s leadership has asked the Jewish State to provide more ‘proactive’ support in its war with Russia.

Israeli spyware will greatly help us defeat Russia

Company behind Pegasus spyware sues Calcalist for defamation

"They made false allegations & ignored our letters, so we realized we had to sue them to get their attention."

Company behind Pegasus spyware sues Calcalist for defamation

Police Commissioner:

'An entire police force was tarnished'

Israel Police Commissioner: The police do not spy on innocent people, the media reports were an unprecedented smear.

'An entire police force was tarnished'

Probe finds:

Police did not spy on civilians without court order

Team led by Deputy AG finds no evidence that Israel Police used Pegasus spyware on civilians without approval from a judge.

Police did not spy on civilians without court order

Report:

Senior police officials preparing for probe of spyware use

Senior members of Investigations Department preparing for commission of inquiry that will probe use of spyware against civilians.

Senior police officials preparing for probe of spyware use

UTJ MK:

'Does anyone actually think this is a democratic state?'

MK Yisrael Eichler blasts government following NSO affair.

'Does anyone actually think this is a democratic state?'

Sa'ar on spyware saga:

'An in-depth investigation is required'

Justice Minister responds to NSO affair, supports establishment of a state commission of inquiry.

'An in-depth investigation is required'

Haredi MK: Police wanted to bring down Netanyahu

MK Moshe Gafni speaks up on Pegasus scandal, says police used spy program on right-wing figures in order to bring down Netanyahu.

Haredi MK: Police wanted to bring down Netanyahu

Police spokesperson: 'No flaw in our work'

'If a police officer is found to have committed a crime, he'll be brought to justice immediately,' Israel Police spokesman says.

Police spokesperson: 'No flaw in our work'

Podcast:

Is Israel spying on its citizens with NSO spyware?

Prof. Michael Birnhack talks about the NSO use to hack into the phones of numerous Israeli citizens, illegally.

Is Israel spying on its citizens with NSO spyware?

New revelations on police spying in Netanyahu trial

Witness who police used NSO software to spy on without a warrant named as Shlomo Filber.

New revelations on police spying in Netanyahu trial

Minister admits police used Pegasus without approval

'We need to make a change and prove it to the citizens of the State of Israel,' Public Security Minister Barlev admits.

Minister admits police used Pegasus without approval

Finland: Pegasus detected in diplomats' phones

Finnish foreign ministry says it detected NSO's spyware in several phones used by its diplomats abroad.

Finland: Pegasus detected in diplomats' phones

NYT: Netanyahu OK'ed Saudi use of Pegasus software

When Saudi Arabia's license to use Pegasus expired, Bin Salman requested it renewed, and allowed Israeli planes to fly over Saudi territory.

NYT: Netanyahu OK'ed Saudi use of Pegasus software

Haaretz journalist: 'Police not the most reliable in Israel'

Tech journalist responds to report of police spying: I'm very worried, I don't feel protected or that my children are protected.'

Haaretz journalist: 'Police not the most reliable in Israel'

Report: Israeli spyware found on phones of State Dept. officials

iPhones of at least nine State Department employees dealing with Middle East matters hacked using spyware developed by NSO Group.

Report: Israeli spyware found on phones of State Dept. officials

Apple sues Israeli firm NSO Group

Apple seeking permanent injunction to ban NSO Group from using Apple software, services, or devices.

Apple sues Israeli firm NSO Group

US adds Israeli companies to list of nat'l security threats

Dept. of Commerce adds NSO, Candiru to list for allegedly facilitating malicious cyber activity against gov't officials and others.

US adds Israeli companies to list of nat'l security threats

'There are people who don't want Israel to export technology'

'Israeli cyber sector is under attack,' NSO Group chief tells Israel Hayom.

'There are people who don't want Israel to export technology'