White House worried about commercial spyware threat

White House spokesman Psaki: US authorities concerned about spyware threat

White House spokesman Jen Psaki said US authorities worried about the threat to US officials from commercial spyware. Her words are quoted by TASS.

Thus, a representative of the administration commented on the reports of hacking the phones of diplomats using the software of the Israeli company NSO Group.

“We are very concerned that commercial spyware such as NSO Group software pose a serious counterintelligence and security threat to US employees, ”Psaki said.

She added that Washington has stepped up efforts to counter and limit the proliferation of these hacking tools.

Apple previously warned 11 American diplomats that their phones were hacked using spy software from the Israeli firm NSO Group, an Israel-based company that helps government clients in dozens of countries secretly steal files, eavesdrop on conversations and track movements. their goals.