Biden Administration Blacklists Israeli Spyware Companies


The United States sanctioned two Israeli spyware companies for working with foreign governments that the U.S. accused of using the tools to “threaten the rules-based international order.”

NSO Group and Candira were placed on the list of companies sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Commerce, along with two other companies based in Russia and Singapore on Wednesday.

The department added that the companies provided spyware to actors who used it “to maliciously target government officials, journalists, businesspeople, activists, academics, and embassy workers.”

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