Archive photo. The WhatsApp logo on a T-shirt in Calcutta, India. October 9, 2018. REUTERS / Rupak De Chowdhuri.
TEL AVIV, May 15 (Reuters) – The owner of the NSO Group said it will do everything in its power to ensure that spyware of the Israeli firm does not undermine human rights, after Amnesty International called for the revocation of the " Export from the company, to which you have linked a WhatsApp security violation.
While not referring to specific attacks, NSO said in a statement on Tuesday it would investigate any "credible accusation of misuse" of its technology that "is only operated by intelligence agencies and judicial ".
WhatsApp, a Facebook unit, told human rights groups that it believed that the spyware used in the interference was developed by NSO, better known for its mobile hacking tools, said Tuesday Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity, # 39; Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is based in San Francisco
A second person with knowledge of the subject also identified the spyware of NSO, the largest investor is Novalpina Capital.
In a letter dated May 15 in Amnesty, Novalpina said that he controls the advice of NSO and that he owns about two-thirds of his controlling company.
The letter, signed by founding partner Stephen Peel, said Novalpina was "determined to do everything necessary to ensure that NSO technology is used for the purpose for which it was designed: prevention of rights damages fundamental human beings for terrorism and serious crimes, and that it does not abuse her in a way that undermines other equally fundamental human rights. "
WhatsApp, a messenger tool used by 1,500 million people every month, said it had notified the US Department of Justice for help in an investigation, and encouraged all its users to update the # 39 ; application
Tova Cohen's report; Published in Spanish by Javier López de Lleida