BOSTON (AP) — Apple released an emergency security software patch to fix a vulnerability that an internet watchdog group says allowed spyware from the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire firm, NSO Group, to infect the iPhone of a Saudi activist without any user interaction. The researchers from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab said it was the first time a so-called “zero-click” exploit had been caught and analyzed. They said they found the malicious code on Sept. 7 and had high confidence NSO Group was behind the attack. NSO Group did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
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