Finally, a big step against the spyware company NSO has been taken by Apple, in an official Press Release, Apple confirmed that Apple sues Israeli Spyware making company NSO for creating Pegasus to attack user privacy. We all know Apple has been serious about its privacy and after knowing Pegasus attack that image has gone down which made an attack on its users and especially renowned profiles. Read for the full report.
We all know Apple is serious about its privacy, though it takes kidneys for buying an iPhone the system is secured and called to me unbreakable, latest in 2021 Pegasus spyware made an interaction where India has been a part of Project Pegasus which is spyware to sneak out into the privacy of someone with his/her knowledge officially by govts and it is a government-approved virus for surveillance.
Apple sues Israeli Spyware making company NSO for creating Pegasus all details and full report
After the pegasus project came into the limelight, it was a fire in the woods because survelinece over people in a democracy for rivalry was undefinable, later it got cleared that the spyware is made by an Israeli company NSO who sell this to states and govt.
In a Press Release, Apple quoted- “State-sponsored actors like the NSO Group spend millions of dollars on sophisticated surveillance technologies without effective accountability. That needs to change,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “Apple devices are the most secure consumer hardware on the market — but private companies developing state-sponsored spyware have become even more dangerous. While these cybersecurity threats only impact a very small number of our customers, we take any attack on our users very seriously, and we’re constantly working to strengthen the security and privacy protections in iOS to keep all our users safe.”
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Apple also suggests banning NSO groups from keeping seek over people privacy without permission as it is deliberately a crime. They say, “The spyware was used to attack a small number of Apple users worldwide with dangerous malware and spyware. Apple’s lawsuit seeks to ban NSO Group from further harming individuals by using Apple’s products and services. The lawsuit also seeks redress for NSO Group’s flagrant violations of US federal and state law, arising out of its efforts to target and attack Apple and its users, states to conduct highly targeted cyberattacks, allowing them to access the microphone, camera, and other sensitive data on Apple and Android devices. To deliver FORCEDENTRY to Apple devices, attackers created Apple IDs to send malicious data to a victim’s device — allowing NSO Group or its clients to deliver and install Pegasus spyware without a victim’s knowledge. Though misused to deliver FORCEDENTRY, Apple servers were not hacked or compromised in the attacks.”
Further, Apple justifies the concern related to the privacy of their company and aim that “At Apple, we are always working to defend our users against even the most complex cyberattacks. The steps we’re taking today will send a clear message: In a free society, it is unacceptable to weaponize powerful state-sponsored spyware against those who seek to make the world a better place,” said Ivan Krstić, head of Apple Security Engineering and Architecture. “Our threat intelligence and engineering teams work around the clock to analyze new threats, rapidly patch vulnerabilities, and develop industry-leading new protections in our software and silicon. Apple runs one of the most sophisticated security engineering operations in the world, and we will continue to work tirelessly to protect our users from abusive state-sponsored actors like NSO Group.”
Apple is the first company that has raised this issue officially suing NSO Group over privacy where Google or any other govt. has still not spoken to ban where many are already part of this group.
It is great to see the effort of Apple to the front step and speak for the rights of the users, people and for everybody against these Groups and Spyware makers who make money by taking control from audience insides.
Source- Apple NewsRoom