09 May 2022

The NSO Group’s Pegasus Spyware: A Global Update

Since our expanded coverage in July of last year of Project Pegasus – a cadre of global news organization’s exhaustive investigation of the Pegasus “zero click” surveillance software – there have been many developments related to the spyware – including legal, national security and geopolitical activities pointed directly at the NSO Group (the Israel-based developer of the Pegasus Software).

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20 Apr 2022

‘CatalanGate’ Spyware Infections Tied to NSO Group

Citizen Lab has uncovered a years-long campaign that is targeting the autonomous region of Spain, Catalonia, with an unknown zero-click exploit in Apple’s iMessage. The exploit was reportedly used by Israeli-based NSO Group to plant the Pegasus or Candiru spyware onto iPhones used by journalists, activists, politicians, and other public

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19 Apr 2022

Pegasus Spyware Targeted UK Prime Minister, Say Researchers

Citizen Lab has revealed that the notorious spyware variant Pegasus was used to target the UK Prime Minister’s Office. The spyware was deployed over the last two years, according to the Canadian non-profit organization. Citizen Lab has been heavily involved in tracking the spread of the malicious tool and its

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12 Apr 2022

EU Officials Targeted with Pegasus Spyware

Security researchers have released a report detailing how Senior European Union officials were targeted with the Pegasus spyware. The individuals listed include current European Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders and at least four of his staffers. Reuters published details pertaining to the case and stated that it was notified of the

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07 Feb 2022

Israel launches inquiry into police hacking claims

The Israeli government is allegedly setting up a commission of inquiry to examine allegations that the police used spyware produced by the NSO Group to hack the phones of Israeli public figures without authorization from the government. In Israel, officials, protesters, journalists, and a son of former Prime Minister Benjamin

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14 Jan 2022

El Salvador denies responsibility for hacking journalists after report finds Pegasus spyware on their phones

The government of El Salvador has denied responsibility for hacking the cell phones of possibly more than 35 journalists and members of society. The hack on the cell phones was carried out by using the spying program known as Pegasus. A report from Access Now and Citizen Lab claimed the

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13 Jan 2022

Pegasus Spyware Deployed Against El Salvador Journalists and Activists

According to forensic analysis conducted by Amnesty International and Citizen Lab, 35 journalists and activists in El Salvador were targets of the highly invasive Pegasus spyware. The malicious software was used to extract information from their cellphones as civil liberties saw a drastic decline in the country. Information regarding the

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27 Dec 2021

NSO spyware used to hack Polish politicians, Khashoggi’s wife, others

The Associated Press and Citizen Lab launched a joint investigation into cases of misuse regarding the Pegasus spyware from the NSO Group, revealing that Polish Senator Krzysztof Brejza was among those compromised. The investigation found that Breiza was hacked using the software 33 times between April 26, 2019 and October

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07 Dec 2021

Nine State Department Phones Hijacked by Spyware

According to recent reports, nine US State Department officials had their iPhones remotely hacked by spyware developed by the highly controversial NSO Group. NSO Group is an Israeli firm that is responsible for creating the Pegasus spyware used to snoop on US government victims, world leaders, activists, and other individuals

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23 Nov 2021

Apple sues NSO Group over Pegasus spyware

On Tuesday, Apple filed a lawsuit against Israeli spyware company NSO Group and its parent company. Apple is seeking a permanent injunction that bans NSO Group from using all Apple software, services, and devices. The complaint also offers new information regarding how the NSO Group was able to use its

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