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.
Emails obtained by Motherboard also reveal new details about previously unreported NSO Group products.
Motherboard uncovered more evidence that NSO Group ran hacking infrastructure in the United States.
The move comes after Motherboard found the U.S. branch of NSO Group pitched hacking tech to American police.
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.
Brings back memories of the NSA agents who did the same thing.