Former NSO employee steals, flogs Pegasus mobile hacking tool for $50 million

A former employee of Israeli cybersecurity contractor and software developer NSO Group stole Pegasus spyware used for mobile surveillance and attempted to sell it for $50 million.

As reported by local publication Globes (in Hebrew), the senior programmer — hired in November 2017 — stole the software, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and attempted to sell the code on after being dismissed from his position for an unrelated reason.

Read more about the theft and attempted sale of Pegasus, one of the most sophisticated forms of mobile spyware known to exist publicly, by a disgruntled NSO employee, on ZDNet.