The DEA Met With Controversial iPhone Hackers NSO Group

The Drug Enforcement Administration held a meeting with the US sales arm of NSO Group, a controversial malware company whose products can remotely siphon data from iPhones and other devices, according to internal DEA emails obtained by Motherboard.The news highlights law enforcement agencies’ increased interest in using hacking tools and malware, as well as NSO’s efforts to enter the lucrative US market.NSO describes itself as “a leader in the field of Cyber warfare,” according to company brochures. The company’s main product is Pegasus, a sophisticated piece of smartphone malware that can intercept phone calls, emails, and text messages and can also steal a wealth of other data from an infected device. Researchers recently discovered one version of the malware which took control of a fully up-to-date iPhone when the target clicked on a malicious link.

Source: The DEA Met With Controversial iPhone Hackers NSO Group – Motherboard

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