With the lawsuit, the American company wants to ensure that the NSO group cannot use Apple technologies. Essentially, this means that if the lawsuit were successful, the company’s employees would not be able to legally use tasty Apple logo devices or software.
Pegasus spy software is not intended for ordinary users. With this, the NSO group is targeting governments who can remotely access microphones, cameras, and other data on iPhones. However, it can also be used on devices with competing Android, so it doesn’t focus solely on the iOS platform.
The software is designed to attack phones without user intervention. In addition, it does not leave any traces on the infected device. Evidence is therefore not that easy even afterwards.
Security experts have previously warned that Pegasus is being used practically worldwide to infiltrate the phones of human rights activists, journalists and members of the Catholic clergy.
It is for this reason that the US Department of Commerce recently blacklisted the NSO Group. As a result, the company has limited access to US technology and investment.