Apple is suing the NSO Group for its Pegasus spyware that specifically targets the iPhone and seeks to permanently prevent the Israeli company from using any Apple devices, software or services.
“State-funded participants like the NSO Group spent millions of dollars on sophisticated surveillance technology without effective accountability. This needs to change,” Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, said on Tuesday, Announce litigation.
The complaint was filed in the federal court in San Jose, California, and provided “New Message” Regarding how NSO used Pegasus spyware to infect thousands of iPhones, it used a vulnerability called FORCEDENTRY, which has been patched.
In addition to the court banning access to Apple products and services, the company also seeks “To remedy NSO Group’s blatant violation of U.S. federal and state laws because of its efforts to target and attack Apple and its users.”
Details to follow