Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Login
BROWSE
Bloomberg Law
Welcome
Login
Advanced Search Go
Free Newsletter Sign Up

Spyware Maker NSO Sued Over Alleged Hack of Reporters’ iPhones

Nov. 30, 2022, 10:23 PM

Spyware maker NSO Group faces a lawsuit brought by 15 journalists for an El Salvador-based digital newspaper who allege their iPhones were illegally hacked in a bid to disrupt their investigative work.

Reporters with the news outlet El Faro filed suit Wednesday in a California federal court, adding to a flurry of legal challenges over NSO’s controversial Pegasus tool that is said to covertly extract information—such as data on communications and location—from mobile phones.

NSO already faces suits in the same court from California-headquartered Apple Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc.'s WhatsApp that accuse the spyware maker of violating a US ...