In a blog post, FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia said the company was targeted by "a nation with top-tier offensive capabilities."
The previously unreported news is a serious abuse of NSO's products, which are typically used by governments and authoritarian regimes.
“The thing that is keeping us up at night right now is thinking about how a ransomware actor, or any type of hacker, could use this exploit once they are able to weaponize it and then spread like a worm”
Last week, Motherboard obtained data from the so-called ZooPark hacking group, which some suspect is connected to Iran. Now the hacker responsible has seemingly dumped the information after receiving a $1,000 payment.
The US government has been indicting foreign government hackers, and American government hackers are worried China and Russia might start doing the same to them.