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Israeli hackbedrijf ‘investigating abuse’ after the great WhatsApp leak

The Israeli company NSO Group, that spyware develops, says each “credible allegation of abuse” by its products, the company has let know to the human rights organization Amnesty International.

The company came Tuesday in the news after it was known that WhatsApp is a serious vulnerability in its call function. That would by the NSO are used to develop software that enables smartphones bugged could be.

NSO sells its spyware formally only to governments to enable terrorism and organised crime to tackle. Nevertheless, it is the software of the company, according to researchers deployed against, among others, activists and journalists. A Uk-based lawyer would Sunday have become a victim of espionage via the security flaw in WhatsApp.

WhatsApp has Tuesday released an update that the vulnerability is removed. The company, which is part of Facebook, calling out to one and a half billion users on to install the update.

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NSO sends letter to Amnesty International

In a Wednesday sent a letter to Amnesty international, says the British investment company Novalpina, that about two-thirds of NSO Group in his hands, determined “to do what is necessary in order to guarantee that the NSO-technology to use for which intended”.

This refers Novalpina sure that the products are “not abused in a way that fundamental human rights undermines”.

The company was in the letter is not explicit on the vulnerability in WhatsApp and the message that you are spyware would be used against a lawyer.

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