Massive data leak reveals Israeli NSO Group's spyware used to target activists, journalists, and political leaders globally

Amnesty International | 18 July 2021
| Jul 20, 2021

Read Amnesty's article on The Pegasus Project that revealed how spyware is being used by repressive governments to target journalists, activists and critics.

"The Pegasus Project is a ground-breaking collaboration by more than 80 journalists from 17 media organizations in 10 countries coordinated by Forbidden Stories, a Paris-based media non-profit, with the technical support of Amnesty International, who conducted cutting- edge forensic tests on mobile phones to identify traces of the spyware.

...NSO Group’s spyware has been used to facilitate human rights violations around the world on a massive scale, according to a major investigation into the leak of 50,000 phone numbers of potential surveillance targets. These include heads of state, activists and journalists, including Jamal Khashoggi’s family."

Read the full article here.

Read the Washington Post's piece on what actions the international community should take to constrain the global spyware industry: 'Global spyware such as Pegasus is a threat to democracy. Here’s how to stop it.'