Ένας πρώην εργαζόμενος στην NSO group, a company from Israel who builds and markets 0day exploits to governments, is accused of stealing a piece of spyware from his employer and trying to sell it for 50 millions dollars on the black market.
The 38-year-old former NSO Group executive was fired from the company and has apparently decided to think about his future. Israel's State Attorney's Office claims it received information για το ότι προσπάθησε να διαθέσει μια vulnerability worth about $90 million and tried to sell it on the Dark Web for $50 million in crypto-currencies.
"The accused committed this crime out of greed, despite knowing that it could damage state security and lead to the collapse of a company with 500 employees," the Attorney General said, according to Jerusalem reports.
However, a buyer of hacking tools informed NSO about the pluschange and company immediately contacted the authorities. So when the Police "visited" the house of the former employee, they discovered a lot of evidence.
The product in question was a vulnerability that was hacking on Apple products and was codenamed Pegasus. The vulnerability was 0day until it was discovered by the nonprofit company Citizen Lab of Canada, and was repaired by Apple.
There is a similar package for Appliances Android named Chrysaor.
The former employee is accused of stealing and destroying private assets in a way that jeopardizes state security interests. It could be an interesting trial if the process is ever publicized.