Facebook sues Israeli firm over WhatsApp call exploit attacks

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San Francisco: Facebook has sued an Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, saying it targeted 1,400 WhatsApp users, including respected members of the civil society, with highly sophisticated malware.

As per reports, this is the first time an encrypted messaging provider has taken legal action against a private entity that has carried out this type of attack against its users.

According to Facebook, the NSO Group violated laws including the US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and used a flaw in WhatsApp to hack into user’s smartphones.

The NSO Group violated laws including the US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and used a flaw in WhatsApp to hack into user’s smartphones.

 

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