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Million Dollar Dissidents and the Rest of Us (33c3)

Uncovering Nation-State Mobile Espionage in the Wild

In August 2016, Apple issued updates to iOS and macOS that patched three zero-day vulnerabilities that were being exploited in the wild to remotely install persistent malcode on a target’s device if they tapped on a specially crafted link. We linked the vulnerabilities and malcode to US-owned, Israel-based NSO Group, a government-exclusive surveillance vendor described by one of its founders as “a complete ghost”.

Bill Marczak John Scott-Railton