Facebook-owned WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit against Israel's NSO
WhatsApp accuses the company of sending malware to approximately 1
Users affected included journalists, human rights activists, political dissidents, and diplomats.
NSO Group, which makes software for surveillance, disputed the allegations.
In a court filing, WhatsApp said NSO Group "has decrypted their malware on target devices. "
It said NSO Group created several WhatsApp accounts for the WhatsApp servers in April and May.
" We belie This attack is targeted at 100 members of civil society, "WhatsApp said in a statement.
to the lawsuit.
WhatsApp said it is seeking a permanent injunction banning NSO from using its service.
WhatsApp itself promotes itself as a "secure" communications app because messages are end-to-end. to-end encrypted.
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NSO Group said it would fight the allegations.
- 19659005] "In the strongest possible terms, we dispute today's allegations and will vigorously fight them," the company said in a statement to the BBC.
"The sole purpose of NSO is to provide technology to licensed government intelligence and law enforcement agencies to help them fight terrorism and serious crime."