NSO Group told the Financial Times it was investigating the issue and under no circumstances would it "be involved in the operating or identifying of targets of its technology", which it said was exclusively operated by intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
Amnesty International said one user of the spyware targeted a staff member past year in Saudi Arabia - saying NSO's Pegasus surveillance tool was used to hijack the staffer's smartphone.
The app, owned by Facebook, said it had discovered a vulnerability in early May that could enable attackers to insert and execute code on mobile devices.
The NSO rejected any involvement in this act and said "Under no circumstances would NSO be involved in operating or identifying of targets of its technology". "We have briefed a number of human rights organizations to share the information we can and to work with them to notify civil society".
The company said it was still investigating the breach but believed only a "select number of users were targeted through this vulnerability by an advanced cyber actor".
The application's vulnerability allegedly allowed Israeli-based NSO Group's targeted spyware to install itself through voice calls on both iOS and Android devices whether the user answered the infected call or not.
In 2016, Emirati human rights activist, Ahmed Mansoor, reported being targeted with Pegasus spyware.
The revelation adds to the questions over the reach of the Israeli company's powerful spyware, which can hijack mobile phones, control their cameras and effectively turn them into pocket-sized surveillance devices. "The attack on Amnesty International was the final straw", Danna Ingleton, deputy director of Amnesty Tech, said in a statement.
WhatsApp is used by 1.5 billion people around the world.
No matter what you're doing, if you have WhatsApp installed on your phone, you should update it now. Israeli firm NSO is accused of being behind the exploit. After working to fix the problem on its own servers, it then released an update for users on May 13 which fixes the issue on the client side.
Spokespeople for NSO Group did not immediately respond to an email from AP seeking comment.
This is another reminder of how important it is to keep all the apps on your phone updated.
The group claims that NSO software "threatens the rights to privacy and to freedom of opinion and expression, in breach of Israel's obligations under global human rights law".
At this time, the officer who shot Turner has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into the shooting. Police said they could not confirm whether she was pregnant and that an autopsy will determine that.
Iran is already holding British-Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is in jail in Tehran for alleged sedition. British council employee Aras Amiri, a 32-year-old Iranian national, was arrested in March last year in Iran.
The level of detail here is really astonishing, and you can see that this isn't simply an easy tie-in. The Byers' house features a front porch with furniture, living room, dining room and Will's bedroom.
Muslim residents in parts of the country's North Western Province accused the police and army of standing by while mobs attacked. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which were carried out by radicalised local Muslims.
Though the specification hasn't yet been released for the device, the retail price is touted to be between $250 and $300. Moreover, it will ship with an extra SD card, in order to better support the phone's blockchain capabilities.
The Government will bring Theresa May's deal to the House of Commons for a FOURTH time in the week beginning 3rd June. A bill implementing the Brexit deal will be introduced in the first week of June, the government has confirmed.
This obviously hints at a PC release for this latest Rockstar game , though 2K Games has not announced anything yet. Red Dead Redemption 2 shipped 17 million copies right at launch , with a further six million coming by November.
The growing demand for, and supply of, plant-based meats could help curb the huge carbon footprint of modern beef production. The startup's sales in Asia, including Singapore, have risen more than three-fold since March 2019.
Open at Torrey Pines, which Woods played on shredded ligaments in his left knee and a double stress fracture in the leg. Outside of Tiger, Reed is the best all-around player on this list. "He got his [injury] fixed for some reason".
The new revamped Apple TV app is launching today
Apple has been working with some of the biggest TV manufacturers to expand the footprint of its new TV app. AirPlay 2 and HomeKit functionality will arrive for certain Vizio, LG and Sony smart TVs later this year.
ITV axes Jeremy Kyle Show after death of participant
It's reported that he appeared to have died from an overdose of prescription medication, which he was taking for arthritis. Jeremy returned to radio previous year with a weekly show on talkRADIO, but he presented his last show on March 30th 2019.
Myanmar passenger jet lands safely after landing gear fails
Heart in mouth, bystanders were able to film the miraculous emergency landing which was safely - if not gracefully - performed. The airline confirmed that there were no injuries from the incident and the pilot carefully landed the plane onto the runway.
'Game of Thrones' showrunners behind next 'Star Wars' film
If you're not happy with the way " Game of Thrones " is ending and you're a " Star Wars " fan, well, step away from the computer. As for Rian Johnson's new trilogy, there has been no confirmation as to when those films may be slated for release.
Daniel Craig Ankle Injury Suspends "Bond 25" Filming
It's not yet known whether Craig has fractured, broken or bruised his ankle. " Bond 25 " is set to premiere in April 2020. Along with Daniel, the recurring cast includes Jeffrey Wright, Ben Wishaw, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris.
Watch as Alabama Senate debates abortion ban bill
Democrats and abortion advocates fear that the law would drive abortions underground, endangering the lives of women. Kay Ivey has not said whether she will sign it, and said she was waiting for a final version of the bill.
Giuliani Cancels Trip to Ukraine; Biden's Camp Responds
Trump had told Politico earlier Friday that the trip could have been a "big situation" for the former vice president. In the Fox News interview, Giuliani said he won't go to Ukraine , "in order to remove any political suggestion".
Could the oil Industry in India See Higher Profits?
One of the issues for Indian oil companies is their requirement to sell below market to subsidize prices in their home country. The US pulled out of the agreement earlier this year as President Trump claimed he was looking for a better deal.