Bloomberg Law
July 23, 2020, 5:16 PM

Spyware Firm NSO Again Tries to Squash Facebook WhatsApp Suit

Andrea Vittorio
Andrea Vittorio

Israeli spyware maker NSO Group is trying to overturn a federal court decision that let Facebook Inc. and its WhatsApp platform move forward with a lawsuit alleging that NSO targeted 1,400 users with malware.

NSO on July 21 appealed a U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California decision to deny its request to dismiss the Facebook and WhatsApp suit.

A spokesman for NSO declined to comment. A WhatsApp spokeswoman also declined to comment.

Facebook and WhatsApp alleged that NSO created accounts to send malware to mobile phones of 1,400 people to gather information about them. The malware allegedly ...