CEO of Israeli Spyware Business NSO Group Resigns

Shalev Hulio, the chief executive of Israeli spyware business NSO Group, said on Sunday that he is resigning with immediate effect. Yaron Shohat, the company’s chief operating officer, has been nominated to lead a reorganization until a replacement is named.

As part of the company’s reorganization, a source within the organization said that some 100 people will be let go. Shohat will serve as CEO until the board names a new one, the source added.

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The maker of Pegasus software, a surveillance company, has been dealing with legal action since claims surfaced that governments and other organizations had used its capabilities to hack mobile devices.

NSO has said that its technology is marketed to “vetted and reputable” government clients and is meant to assist catch terrorists, pedophiles, and hardened criminals, yet it maintains the confidentiality of its client list.

Because of the company’s cutting-edge technology and demonstrated capacity to help its clients fight crime and terrorism, governments and law enforcement agencies continue to place a high value on its goods, according to a statement from Shohat.

He said, “NSO will make sure that the company’s ground-breaking technology is employed for honorable and deserving causes.

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