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Apple sues NSO Group over Pegasus spyware

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Apple on Tuesday said it had filed a lawsuit against NSO Group, the Israel-based cybersecurity firm behind the Pegasus spyware that was uncovered on the phones of activists, journalists and executives earlier this year. 

Apple is seeking a permanent injunction to ban NSO Group from using the company's hardware, software or services. The lawsuit also aims to remedy "NSO Group's flagrant violations of US federal and state law, arising out of its efforts to target and attack Apple and its users," the iPhone maker said in a release. 

"Apple devices are the most secure consumer hardware on the market — but private companies developing state-sponsored spyware have become even more dangerous," said Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, in a release. "While these cybersecurity threats only impact a very small number of our customers, we take any attack on our users very ...

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