Apple has launched a lawsuit against NSO Group, the maker of the nation-state spyware Pegasus, seeking a permanent injunction to prevent the spyware maker from using any Apple product or service.
In a statement, Apple said it’s seeking the injunction to “prevent further abuse and harm to its users.”
The iPhone maker said it is also seeking to ban NSO Group from using any Apple software, services or devices to prevent further abuse.
“To prevent further abuse and harm to its users, Apple is also seeking a permanent injunction to ban NSO Group from using any Apple software, services, or devices,” Apple said in a statement released in a blog.
It noted that the researchers and journalists have publicly documented the history of this spyware being abused to target journalists, activists, dissidents, academics, and government officials.
Recently, Israeli Spyware Maker landed in controversy after researchers disclosed the spyware was detected on the cellphones of six Palestinian human rights activists.