20 stories about Spyware
משרדי NSO ברחוב מדינת היהודים 58 הרצליה

Will NSO employees soon be barred from entering the US?

07.02.24|Omer Kabir
The US announced that it would restrict visas of individuals involved in the misuse of commercial spyware. In 2021, Israel's NSO and Candiru were placed on a blacklist which prohibits American companies from doing business with them
תוכנת ריגול פגסוס NSO

Association for Civil Rights in Israel petitions Supreme Court to prohibit use of Pegasus spyware

06.09.23|Tomer Ganon
Following a Calcalist investigation into the police's use of spyware without supervision, a petition has been made asking for a continued injunction against its use
רוברט סימונדס NSO

Hollywood producer resigns from board of directors of NSO's parent company after 5 months

29.08.23|Omer Kabir
Robert Simonds, who was brought to the board of directors at the initiative of NSO's creditors, may have been forced to resign because he didn't receive approval from the Israeli Ministry of Defense
רוברט סימונדס NSO

Hollywood producer Simonds and chewing gum heir Wrigley face obstacles in potential acquisition of NSO

15.06.23|Omer Kabir
The Guardian reported of their interest in purchasing the Israeli spyware company, but capital constraints and regulatory approvals are likely to stand in their way
מימין מפכ"ל המשטרה ו יועצת המשפטית לממשלה עמית מררי

Israel Police purchased new surveillance software without AG approval

29.05.23|Tomer Ganon
After shutting down NSO's Pegasus, the police recently purchased software from Israeli cyber company Rayzone that can track the location and movement of cellphone users without their knowledge
תוכנת ריגול פגסוס NSO

NSO's Pegasus spyware found new ways to hack iPhones

18.04.23|Omer Kabir
Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto found that phones of Mexican human rights activists were infected with Pegasus by exploiting vulnerabilities in Apple’s operating system
משרדי חברת קוודרים QuaDream ברמת גן

Offensive cyber company QuaDream shutting down amidst spyware accusations

16.04.23|Omer Kabir and Meir Orbach
It was reported last week that the Israeli firm's hacking tools have been used against journalists, opposition figures and advocacy organizations across at least 10 countries
משרדי חברת קוודרים QuaDream ברמת גן

Israeli spyware used to hack journalists, opposition figures, Microsoft and watchdog say

QuaDream, a lower-profile competitor to the Israeli spyware company NSO Group, reportedly develops surveillance software used to hack iPhones
עמרי לביא ו שלו חוליו מייסדי NSO

NSO co-founders tighten grip on company amid legal battle

01.03.23|Omer Kabir
While the legal discussion continues on the competence of the company’s newly appointed directors, NSO shares were pledged to a holding company solely owned by NSO founder Omri Lavie
ועידת התחזיות 2018 אשר לוי מנכ"ל אורבוטק

NSO Chairman quits company amidst ongoing turmoil

25.01.22|Meir Orbach
Asher Levy, who served as Chairman since April 2020, has left the embattled company behind the Pegasus spyware
רוני אלשיך ו קובי שבתאי מפכ"לי ה משטרה מיין רחב

Israeli police used NSO’s Pegasus to spy on local mayors, their relatives

23.01.22|Tomer Ganon
Police tapped phones of three heads of local authorities, whom law enforcement suspected of engaging in corrupt activity, but no evidence was found and no indictment filed; some were detained, with their homes searched
NSO משטרה תמונת כתבת מוסף לרוחב

Step-by-step: How Israel Police used NSO’s Pegasus to spy on citizens

20.01.22|Tomer Ganon
Marking the target, hacking the phone, filing the information, real-time tracking and data analysis - Calcalist reveals what every step of the spyware operation looked like
משטרה NSO כתבת מוסף

Israel Police used Pegasus to track activist's secret use of gay dating app

20.01.22|Tomer Ganon
Police officer who was in charge of tapping activist's phone with NSO’s spyware, called individual a 'danger to democracy', claimed info on his use of Grindr while married 'serves as leverage' in investigation
קובי שבתאי מפכ"ל ה משטרה

Move over NSO: Israeli police is paying private hackers to spy on citizens

19.01.22|Tomer Ganon
The police’s cyber division employs external hackers to collect intelligence on targets. The hackers don’t have security clearance, were not trained as police officers, and are exposed to extremely private and secret information
איציק בנבנישתי מנכ"ל פרטנר 16.8.20 ועידת Mind The Tech

NSO would-be CEO steps down just two weeks after joining embattled company

11.11.21|Golan Hazani
Itzik Benbenisti was named as the spyware company's new CEO last month, but announced that he is leaving on Thursday following NSO’s blacklisting by the U.S. Commerce Department
משרדי NSO ב הרצליה

Report: Bahrain used NSO’s Pegasus spyware against regime opponents

24.08.21|Omer Kabir
The report from Citizen Lab maintains that the spyware was found on the smartphones of nine activists, five of which appeared on a list of 50,000 numbers of interest to NSO clients