NSO Group’s iPhone Remote Jailbreak

An extraordinary report co-authored by Bahrain Watch member Bill Marczak and his colleague at Citizen Lab, John Scott-Railton, has revealed a rare zero-day security vulnerability in the iPhone that can be exploited to remotely jailbreak an iPhone and install complex spyware, turning the phone into digital spy in your pocket.

The vulnerability was discovered when Ahmed Mansoor, a UAE human rights defender, received an SMS containing a suspicious link, promising new secrets about torture in Emirati prisons. Instead the link led to a zero-day remote jailbreak for his iPhone.

Read the full investigation and findings here