New NSO malware has been developed targeting iPhones! In Google’s latest security report, the search engine giant’s cybersecurity experts explained why the malicious tool is quite alarming.
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 20: Customers check out the latest iPhone models at the Apple Store on September 20, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. Apple’s newest iPhone 11 has two rear cameras, including a wide-angle camera.
At the moment, various state hacker groups are conducting serious malicious campaigns. They are developing new technologies and finding more efficient ways to break through their victims’ devices and systems.
Now, Google has confirmed that NSO, an Israeli technology company, has created a new piece of malware that goes undetectable for months. This new malicious innovation may even be identifiable for years in some serious cases.
Here are more reasons why NSO’s new malware is affecting Google security researchers and other experts.
New NSO malware attacks iPhones! Why is it alarming?
According to the latest report from Science Latest, the new malware is part of the NSO software tool Pegasus. Aside from being undetectable, Google’s experts claimed that this new malicious tool could create a virtual machine in their victims’ iPhones.
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TOKYO, JAPAN – SEPTEMBER 20: Apple Inc.’s iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max smartphones are displayed in the Apple Marunouchi store on September 20, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Apple today launched the latest iPhone 11 models with a dual camera system.
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“It’s almost like a phone in a phone or an operating system in an operating system. That’s pretty clever because it’s a little harder to see, ”explains Prof. Alan Woodward, an internationally renowned security researcher at the University of Surrey.
On the other hand, the new malware is also assumed to use a zero-click attack. This means that iPhone users can be attacked without tricking them into clicking any malicious links. You can visit this site for more details.
Is NSO comparable to elite nation-state hackers?
The Israeli tech company is now being compared to other international elite spies. For this reason, reported Ars Technica’s, NSO is now one of the sanctioned companies.
On the other hand, the hacker group is also confronted with high-profile lawsuits because of the security risks of their malicious innovations. NSO is just one of the cybercrime groups that different countries should be concerned about.
In other news, a Chinese scammer deceived a businesswoman in an investment fraud. On the other hand, France filed a lawsuit against Clearview AI.
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