NSO Group ‘dismayed’ by US blacklisting: ‘Our tech prevents terrorism and crime’

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

The Israeli cybersecurity firm NSO Group responds to the US decision to blacklist the company over its alleged malicious activities.

“NSO Group is dismayed by the decision given that our technologies support US national security interests and policies by preventing terrorism and crime, and thus we will advocate for this decision to be reversed,” the group says in a statement.

“We look forward to presenting the full information regarding how we have the world’s most rigorous compliance and human rights programs that are based the American values we deeply share, which already resulted in multiple terminations of contacts with government agencies that misused our products.”

This studio photographic illustration shows a smartphone with the website of Israel’s NSO Group which features ‘Pegasus’ spyware, on display in Paris on July 21, 2021. (Joel Saget/AFP)

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