Facebook sues Israel’s NSO Group over alleged WhatsApp hack

FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is displayed in front of binary digits in this illustration taken, March 18, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Tuesday sued Israeli cyber surveillance firm NSO Group, alleging it hacked users of messaging platform WhatsApp earlier this year.

The hack targeted journalists, diplomats, human rights activists, senior government officials and others, Facebook said in a filing in U.S. federal court.

Reporting By Elizabeth Culliford

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