WhatsApp Hack Aided by Spyware Linked to Human Rights Abuses


WhatsApp Hack Aided by Spyware Linked to Human Rights AbusesHuman rights groups and researchers have raised alarms for years about NSO Group, which makes mobile device surveillance software that ostensibly helps governments combat “terror and crime.” Activists, however, say governments misuse NSO’s products to target human rights defenders, journalists and critics. The Financial Times reported that a vulnerability in the WhatsApp chat app allowed attackers to install surveillance software, developed by NSO, on iPhones and Android devices by calling specific targets through the app.



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Source:  https://finance.yahoo.com/news/whatsapp-hack-aided-spyware-linked-185811372.html