We all know very well that the tech giant Apple’s iPhone is the Rosetta stone of the current tech era. And that’s why many security firms pay real money for finding a way to sneak into Apple’s iPhone. However, now according to the latest reports, an Ex-NSO employee caught selling stolen iPhone hacking tool for $50 million.
Ex-NSO Employee Caught Selling Stolen iPhone Hacking Tool For $50 Million
Each and every fundamental user of the current technological world knows very well that the tech giant Apple’s iPhone is the Rosetta stone of the current tech era. And that’s why many security firms pay real money for finding a way to sneak into Apple’s iPhone.
However, now according to the latest reports that have been made public recently, an ex-NSO employee allegedly stole the company’s powerful spyware (an iPhone hacking tool) and has been caught selling it for $50 million for personal profit.
This work was done in NSO Group, as I told in earlier para, a company known for selling some of the most powerful spyware programs and hacking tools in the world when it comes to sneaking into mobiles without the need for cables or remotely.
Several intelligence agencies around the world have paid millions for access to this sophisticated technology that allows access to private information by simple tricks: a well-constructed text message, a link that arrives via a known way, and so on.
Perhaps for that reason, an employee dissatisfied with his situation in the company saw the opportunity to get personal benefit from the sale of one of these programs. Its price, which I have already mentioned: 50 million dollars. Yes, it is a figure available to very few.
These facts have been known through several Israeli newspapers, according to Motherboard, who have had access to the documents of the complaint (in Hebrew) filed by NSO Group against their employee for leaking secrets and confidential information.
If this situation is resolved, the reputation of the NSO Group will be further damaged, as the company has been criticized on many occasions for lending its spyware programs to criminal organizations or states with questionable purposes. In Mexico, the authorities use their technology to spy on journalists and human rights activists. They do the same in the UAE to locate protesters and figures annoying to the government.
The malware industry is tremendously lucrative today because of its youth and because it is not regulated, which also attracts precise profiles of programmers around the world. However, the consequences of this may be betrayals or unfair competition. As it is common for groups of this kind to steal code or programs for personal gain.
Moreover, we all know that the NSO is one of the main names in this market and has been valued at more than one billion dollars recently. Yes, that’s the hefty price that a well-known US surveillance company, Verint, was willing to pay for them.
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