Israeli spyware used to target journalists, activists: Report
Al Jazeera, 19 Jul 2021
Activists, politicians and journalists from around the world – including from Al Jazeera – were targeted in a surveillance operation using software sold by the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, according to an investigation into a massive data leak by The Guardian, the Washington Post and 15 other media outlets.
The reports released on Sunday said “authoritarian governments” abused the Pegasus software, “hacking 37 smartphones,” according to a report by the Washington Post.
Siddharth Varadarajan is a founding editor of The Wire - and a journalist whose phone was hacked.
He joins us from New Delhi by Skype for the latest updates.
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