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    Facebook Mobile Phone App Users Targeted By Israeli Spyware Co NSO, Was Funded By US Money

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateofl...-need-to-know/

    May 14, 2019
    WhatsApp Users Targeted By Israeli Spyware -- Here's What You Need To Know


    Kate O'Flaherty

    Discovered at the start of May, the vulnerability would have allowed adversaries to install surveillance software on phones by calling a user via the app’s phone call function. The attack could be performed even if the person didn’t answer their phone, while the calls would often disappear from logs, according to the spyware dealer.
    The malicious code was allegedly developed by Israeli company NSO Group, which aims its products at Middle Eastern and Western intelligence agencies. NSO’s flagship product is dubbed Pegasus: a program that can turn on your phone’s microphone and camera, search emails and messages and collect location data.

    As it stands, Facebook doesn’t know how many phones were targeted. It’s safe to say more will emerge as its investigation continues.
    However, the FT reports that as late as Sunday, a UK-based human rights lawyer’s phone was targeted using the same method.

    Facebook's sluggish response to the WhatsApp hack shows it's still not learning from catastrophic errors in the past
    https://www.businessinsider.com/face...luggish-2019-5


    U.S. fund sells Israeli hacking firm NSO Group
    https://www.fastcompany.com/90307864...id-spy-mystery






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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh04uu1EkIU

    A shadowy Israeli firm is accused of spying on US government officials to undermine Iran deal

    How Israeli Tech Firms Act as Global Agents of Repression
    Two private intelligence companies hack political enemies in Africa, Europe, the Mideast, and the United States, for a price.
    By Richard Silverstein
    July 27, 2018
    Two Israeli companies are at the forefront of this commercialization of dirty ops: NSO Group and Black Cube. Those following the Harvey Weinstein scandal will remember that Black Cube was the cyber-surveillance firm that Weinstein’s lawyer, David Boies, hired after former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak introduced Weinstein to the company. Black Cube employed covert schemes to trick Weinstein’s accusers into exposing themselves so that his legal defense might have more ammunition to discredit them in court and in the public realm.


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    Two Israeli companies are at the forefront of this commercialization of dirty ops: NSO Group and Black Cube. Those following the Harvey Weinstein scandal will remember that Black Cube was the cyber-surveillance firm that Weinstein’s lawyer, David Boies, hired after former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak introduced Weinstein to the company. Black Cube employed covert schemes to trick Weinstein’s accusers into exposing themselves so that his legal defense might have more ammunition to discredit them in court and in the public realm.
    This could be just coincidence:



    Cohen racy photos claim: No evidence that Falwell was blackmailed before his MAGA endorsement
    Firm Linked to Israeli Intelligence Ran Pro-Trump Propaganda
    Oct 10, 2018 - According to the NYT, Special Counsel Robert Mueller who ... had been revealed that Trump's team hired another Israeli spy firm – Black Cube.
    Israeli spies tried to get dirt on Obama aides tied to the Iran deal



    Congressman Joaquin Castro accuses Kushner of orchestrating killing of Khashoggi
    Snowden: Israeli Firm's Spyware Was Used to Track Khashoggi
    Former U.S. intel staffer claims one of the dissident's contacts was bugged with NSO's Pegasus spyware, blasts Israeli tech industry ■ In response, NSO denies selling its products
    Nov 07, 2018
    Report: Saudi Arabia used Israeli cyberweapons to target dissident in Canada
    Edward Snowden said on Tuesday that software from the Israeli firm NSO Group Technologies was used to help track the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed last month at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.



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