In Landmark Move, Facebook, WhatsApp Sue Israel’s NSO Group Over Video Attack

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In a landmark move, WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook are suing Israel’s NSO Group for developing and deploying a WhatsApp exploit earlier this year that they claimed this week in court filings was used to target the phones of over 1,400 “attorneys, journalists, human rights activists, political dissidents, diplomats, and other senior foreign government officials” around the world.

The attacks, between April 29, 2019, and May 10, 2019, used a vulnerability in Whatsapp’s video-calling feature. This allowed malicious code to be injected into the memory of a target device via a video call —even

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