Security researchers claim to have identified deployments of SS7 tracking technology in 25 countries, including Belgium, Denmark, Mexico, Thailand, and Australia. The deployments are linked to surveillance vendor Circles, which works with NSO Group.
Emails obtained by Motherboard show the U.S.-branch of NSO Group was pitching its product to U.S. agencies as recently as 2018.
NSO Group will be allowed to keep exporting its powerful hacking and surveillance tech after what Amnesty Internatioal calls a “disgraceful ruling.”
The finding comes as part of a new technical report into a series of NSO attacks from Amnesty International.
Motherboard uncovered more evidence that NSO Group ran hacking infrastructure in the United States.
A brochure and emails obtained by Motherboard show how Westbridge, the U.S. arm of NSO, wanted U.S. cops to buy a tool called Phantom.
The previously unreported news is a serious abuse of NSO's products, which are typically used by governments and authoritarian regimes.
A number of surveillance tech companies are pivoting to tracking coronavirus-infected citizens. Experts are worried that they are just trying exploit a crisis to expand their questionable businesses.
The lawsuit argues Facebook violated its own terms of service and Israeli privacy law for using the employees’ personal information.