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Plaintiffs WhatsApp Inc. and Facebook, Inc. alleged that Defendants NSO Group Technologies Ltd. and Q Cyber Technologies Ltd. used WhatsApp servers to send malware to approximately 1,400 mobile phones and devices for the purpose of conducting surveillance of specific WhatsApp users. These targeted users included attorneys, journalists, human rights activists, political dissidents, diplomats and other senior foreign government officials from the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Mexico. Plaintiff seeks injunctive relief and damages under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 USC § 1030, the California Comprehensive Computer Data Access and Fraud Act, California Penal Code § 502, and for breach of contract and trespass to chattels.

Plaintiff: Facebook Inc. and WhatsApp Inc.
Defendant: NSO Group Technologies Limited and Q Cyber Technologies Limited
Case Number: 3:2019cv07123
Filed: October 29, 2019
Court: US District Court for the Northern District of California
Presiding Judge: Jacqueline Scott Corley
Nature of Suit: Other Statutory Actions
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff
Docket Report

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Date Filed Document Text
October 30, 2019 Filing 8 NOTICE of Appearance by Joseph Douglas Mornin for Plaintiffs WhatsApp Inc. and Facebook, Inc. (Mornin, Joseph) (Filed on 10/30/2019)
October 29, 2019 Filing 6 Certificate of Interested Entities by Facebook Inc., WhatsApp Inc. (LeBlanc, Travis) (Filed on 10/29/2019)
October 29, 2019 Filing 5 Corporate Disclosure Statement by WhatsApp Inc. identifying Corporate Parent Facebook Inc. for WhatsApp Inc.. (LeBlanc, Travis) (Filed on 10/29/2019)
October 29, 2019 Filing 4 Corporate Disclosure Statement by Facebook Inc. (LeBlanc, Travis) (Filed on 10/29/2019)
October 29, 2019 Filing 3 Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at http://cand.uscourts.gov/ecf/caseopening.Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at www.cand.uscourts.gov/judges. Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 11/12/2019. (bwS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/29/2019)
October 29, 2019 Filing 2 Proposed Summons. (LeBlanc, Travis) (Filed on 10/29/2019)
October 29, 2019 Filing 1 COMPLAINT against NSO Group Technologies Limited, Q Cyber Technologies Limited ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-13834740.). Filed byFacebook Inc., WhatsApp Inc.. (Attachments: #1 Exhibit 1 through 11, #2 Civil Cover Sheet)(LeBlanc, Travis) (Filed on 10/29/2019)
October 29, 2019 Filing 1 COMPLAINT against NSO Group Technologies Limited, Q Cyber Technologies Limited ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-13834740.). Filed byFacebook Inc., WhatsApp Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 through 11, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(LeBlanc, Travis) (Filed on 10/29/2019)

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Plaintiff: Facebook Inc.
Represented By: Travis LeBlanc
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Plaintiff: WhatsApp Inc.
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