NSO Group’s sophisticated Pegasus iPhone hack repeatedly made headlines this year. Security researchers discovered that attackers could hack an iPhone without the user’s knowledge. Google researchers later described the 0-day hack as one of the most sophisticated attacks of all time. Following the security reports, Apple patched the vulnerability and started notifying iPhone owners who had been hacked. Also, Apple sued the Israeli cybersecurity company just as the US government placed it on its infamous entity list. Banned to do business with any US tech company, NSO is in serious trouble. It might be facing potential ruin as well as additional legal implications. And it turns out that NSO’s Pegasus problems started in the most unexpected way: A minor deal in an African country.
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