CEO of Israeli spyware company NSO Group resigns
Israeli spyware firm NSO Group resigns said Sunday that its chief executive, Shalev Hulio, will step down effective immediately, and chief operating officer Yaron Shohat will be appointed to oversee a reorganization of the company before a new director is appointed. successor.
A company source confirmed that around 100 employees will be laid off as part of the company’s reorganization, and that Shohat will run the company until the board appoints a new CEO.
The surveillance company, which makes the Pegasus software, has been facing legal action following allegations that governments and other agencies misused its tools to hack mobile phones.
NSO group resigns has said its technology is intended to help catch terrorists, pedophiles and hard-core criminals and is sold to “vetted and legitimate” government clients, though it keeps its client list confidential.
“The company’s products continue to be in high demand among governments and law enforcement because of its cutting-edge technology and proven ability to help these customers fight crime and terror,” Shohat said in a statement.
“NSO will ensure that the company’s innovative technologies are used for legitimate and valuable purposes,” he added.