Israeli spy ware agency NSO Group stated on Sunday its Chief Govt Shalev Hulio is stepping down with instant impact, with Chief Working Officer Yaron Shohat appointed to supervise a reorganisation of the corporate earlier than a successor is called.
A supply within the firm confirmed that round 100 workers will probably be let go as a part of the agency’s reorganisation, and that Shohat will lead the corporate till the board appoints a brand new CEO.
The surveillance agency, which makes Pegasus software program, has been contending with authorized motion after allegations that its instruments have been misused by governments and different companies to hack cellphones.
NSO has stated its know-how is meant to assist catch terrorists, paedophiles and hardened criminals and is bought to “vetted and bonafide” authorities purchasers, though it retains its shopper listing confidential.
“The corporate’s merchandise stay in excessive demand with governments and regulation enforcement companies due to its cutting-edge know-how and confirmed capacity to help these prospects in combating crime and terror,” Shohat stated in an announcement.
“NSO will make sure that the corporate’s groundbreaking applied sciences are used for rightful and worthy functions,” he added.