Facebook Sues Israel’s NSO Group Over Alleged WhatsApp Attack

"If Facebook’s allegations in the civil complaint are accurate, the federal government could have grounds for a criminal case against NSO Group, said Jennifer Granick, surveillance and cybersecurity counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union. Facebook, in the court filing, said “the NSO group had a level of awareness about how the software was being used by its customers and maybe also where or what the target devices were,” she said.

It is unusual for a service provider, rather than the victim of a hack, to press charges as WhatsApp has done, Ms. Granick said."