“NSO only sells its tools to government agencies, but a newly released, explosive indictment alleges that a company employee stole NSO’s spyware product, dubbed Pegasus, and tried to sell it to non-authorized parties for $50 million worth of cryptocurrency,” Cox reports. “These capabilities ‘are estimated at hundreds of millions of [US] dollars,’ a translated version of the indictment reads. Several Israeli outlets were the first to report on and upload the indictment. The news shows a danger often highlighted by critics of the malware industry: that hacking tools or exploits typically reserved for law enforcement or intelligence agencies may fall into other hands.”
“According to the indictment, the unnamed employee started work as a senior programmer at NSO last year,” Cox reports. “As part of his job, the employee had access to NSO’s product and its source code, the document adds.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Further proof that backdoors aren’t just for “the good guys.”