Cybersecurity company Corellium has dealt with companies that have poor ethical practices

Apple prepared a 507-page document for use against cybersecurity startup Corellium in its 2019 copyright lawsuit. The document, reviewed by wired, revealed that Corellium was involved with controversial companies including NSO group; a spyware maker company.

Corellium specializes in the phone-virtualization software and sells it for development and debugging purposes.

The leaked document contains internal company communications with controversial government spyware and hacking-tool makers in Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Russia, as well as possible ties to the Chinese government. In short, Corellium has engaged with businesses that have a history of selling their products to oppressive governments and nations with a bad reputation for human rights.

The leaked document also shed light on Corellium’s business with NSO Group in 2019. They sold a trial version of their tool to the NSO group, which has been notorious for using Pegasus spyware against journalists and human rights advocates for years.

Similarly, Corellium’s sales team provided a quote for DarkMatter to buy its software – a now-shuttered cybersecurity firm with connections to the UAE government. They employed several former US intelligence agents for spying on journalists and human rights activists. Corellium has claimed that they have denied both NSO Group and DarkMatter full access to the software after assessing them.

Corellium has established itself as an essential tool against the bugs in iOS and Android, and maintains that it vets the companies it works with to make sure they do not act in bad faith.

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