Apple is suing NSO Group, the Israeli company that developed the controversial Pegasus spy software. The American company has announced this.
Apple asks the court to prohibit NSO Group from using any devices or software from Apple ‘to prevent further abuse and damage to its users’. A consortium of journalists, including Knack, revealed that Pegasus was used to spy on journalists, politicians, activists and business leaders from different countries.
Apple had already released updates in recent months to prevent abuse by NSO. However, the complaint filed by the company states, among other things, that the Israeli company created more than a hundred Apple IDs for its practices.
“State-backed actors like the NSO Group spend millions of dollars on ingenious spy technology without really being held accountable for it. That has to change,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “We take any attack on our customers very seriously,” he said.