The United States has blacklisted an Israeli company that makes Pegasus spyware to spy on the phones of workers, journalists, corporate executives and politicians around the world.
According to the foreign news agency 'AFP', the spyware company NSO is in the midst of controversial news these days.
The U.S. Department of Commerce said in a statement that Pegasus spyware has enabled foreign governments to coerce intercontinental, an act of dictatorial regimes that seek to silence dissent from opponents outside their sovereign border, Target journalists and activists.
In response, the Israeli company NSO responded by saying that its technologies support US national security interests and policies by preventing terrorism and crime.
"We are working to overturn the US decision," an NSO spokesman said.
Several contacts with government agencies that misuse our products have been lost," he added.
Washington has also targeted the Singapore-based Computer Security Initiative consultancy with the Israeli company Candidario and the Russian firm Positive Technologies, which has been accused of smuggling hacking tools.
In a statement, Positive Technologies said the listing "would have little or no effect on our business" and was not surprising.
"We sincerely believe that geopolitics should not hinder the technological advancement of society and that we do what we can to ensure global cyber security," he said on his website.
Note that the initial version of Yaking software was evaluated in 2016 and it sends them text messages to force them to click on the message to trap their targets.
In order to download this spyware, the recipient has to click on the link in the spy messages, but at the same time, the chances of its successful installation are lessened as now the phone users have to click on the suspicious links. Have become very careful.