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posted by janrinok on Wednesday November 24, @06:05PM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the is-it-enforceable-outside-the-USA? dept.

Apple sues company known for hacking iPhones on behalf of governments

Apple on Tuesday sued NSO Group, an Israeli firm that sells software to government agencies and law enforcement that enables them to hack iPhones and read the data on them, including messages and other communications:

Earlier this year, Amnesty International said it discovered recent-model iPhones belonging to journalists and human rights lawyers that had been infected with NSO Group malware called Pegasus.

Apple is seeking a permanent injunction to ban NSO Group from using Apple software, services, or devices. It's also seeking damages over $75,000.

[...] NSO Group software permits "attacks, including from sovereign governments that pay hundreds of millions of dollars to target and attack a tiny fraction of users with information of particular interest to NSO's customers," Apple said in the lawsuit filed in federal court in the Northern District of California, saying that it is not "ordinary consumer malware."

Also at The Guardian.


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  • (Score: 2) by PiMuNu on Wednesday November 24, @06:13PM (8 children)

    by PiMuNu (3823) on Wednesday November 24, @06:13PM (#1199253)

    Why only $75k? That's peanuts. Shouldn't Apple try to sue them into oblivion?

    • (Score: 3, Touché) by TrentDavey on Wednesday November 24, @06:42PM (6 children)

      by TrentDavey (1526) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 24, @06:42PM (#1199271)

      They don't need the money - they need the headline.

      • (Score: 2) by PiMuNu on Wednesday November 24, @07:07PM (3 children)

        by PiMuNu (3823) on Wednesday November 24, @07:07PM (#1199286)

        The money is about burying NSO Group. This looks weak.

        • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Wednesday November 24, @07:12PM (2 children)

          by fustakrakich (6150) on Wednesday November 24, @07:12PM (#1199290) Journal

          Mabye they want to buy NSO Group. That's usually the best way to deal with a perceived threat to their business

          --
          Ok, we paid the ransom. Do I get my dog back? REDЯUM
          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 24, @08:17PM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 24, @08:17PM (#1199316)

            Maybe they should outcompete instead. Add some backdoors and sell them cheap.

      • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Wednesday November 24, @07:39PM (1 child)

        by DeathMonkey (1380) on Wednesday November 24, @07:39PM (#1199302) Journal

        That and the precedent.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 24, @08:25PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 24, @08:25PM (#1199320)

          What about him?

    • (Score: 2) by EvilSS on Wednesday November 24, @10:18PM

      by EvilSS (1456) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 24, @10:18PM (#1199371)
      I think the "permanent injunction to ban NSO Group from using Apple software, services, or devices." is what they really want. Should be interesting to see how that plays out.

      \/\/\/\/ Insert stuff about first-sale doctrine and right to repair below this comment \/\/\/\/
  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 24, @06:47PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 24, @06:47PM (#1199274)

    I just want to get laid.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @06:28AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @06:28AM (#1199460)

      Climb up a chicken's ass and wait.

  • (Score: 0, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 24, @06:59PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 24, @06:59PM (#1199283)

    Well I'm proud to be an American,
    Because at least I know I'm free,
    I could blow my brains out,
    and end up on TV!

    • (Score: 3, Touché) by DeathMonkey on Wednesday November 24, @07:41PM (2 children)

      by DeathMonkey (1380) on Wednesday November 24, @07:41PM (#1199303) Journal

      Proud to be an American...
      'Cause at least I know I'm free...
      And those programmers who are Israeli...
      Can go fuck themselves

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 24, @08:25PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 24, @08:25PM (#1199321)

        We will watch your career with great interest

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 24, @10:42PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 24, @10:42PM (#1199372)

    The solution to Apple's products being insecure is not to sue those that exploit the insecure nature of their products. It's to fix their products to make them secure.

  • (Score: 2) by SomeGuy on Thursday November 25, @12:11AM

    by SomeGuy (5632) on Thursday November 25, @12:11AM (#1199390)

    Fuck iPhones.

  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @03:14AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @03:14AM (#1199421)

    The jews would not be a problem for humans today if the marxists had not won the war.

    Send them back to the work camps so they can do some useful work without hurting humans. They would still conspire while in work camps but with advanced surveillance technology, their nefarious plots would amount to nothing.

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