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Pegasus spyware producer on the "blacklist" in the US |  world News

Pegasus spyware producer on the “blacklist” in the US | world News

As I mentioned BBC, Ministry of Commerce United States of America He explained that the Pegasus program was used “to carry out international repression.” The Israeli company NSO Group has been added to the so-called black A list that restricts access to US components and technology, and requires government approval for its export.

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With the help of the program, you can not only eavesdrop on conversations from an infected smartphone, but also access other data stored in it, such as emails and photos, as well as cameras and microphones. However, the company ensures that Pegasus is only available for special services or intelligence that fight crime and terrorism.

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In July this year. An international journalistic investigation has found that NSO Group’s Pegasus spy tool has been used by authoritarian regimes to hack the phones of journalists, activists and politicians.

On the list of 50,000 leaked phone numbers from the company include: 180 journalists, 600 politicians, 85 human rights defenders and 65 prominent businessmen. The list itself doesn’t tell you which of these phones were actually hacked with Pegasus, but it does show the identity of the potential targets.

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According to reporters, NSO Group customers who requested the tracking numbers were government officials from at least 10 countries, including: AzerbaijanKazakhstan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, India and the United Arab Emirates.

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“The United States government is committed to using export controls to bring to justice companies that develop, smuggle or use technology to engage in malicious activities that threaten the cybersecurity of civil society, dissidents, government officials, and organizations at home and abroad,” the minister said in a U.S. Trade Statement by Gina Raimondo.

Another Israeli spyware company, Candiru, is also on the US blacklist, as well as Russian Positive Technologies and a Singapore-based Computer Security Initiative consulting firm. According to the information Washington These companies trade in electronic tools used to gain unauthorized access to computer networks.