Officials who are US allies are among the NSO malware’s targets, according to WhatsApp’s CEO | WhatsApp

Officials who are US allies are among the NSO malware’s targets, according to WhatsApp’s CEO | WhatsApp

Will Cathcart disclosed the new details about individuals who were targeted in the attack after revelations this week by the Pegasus project, a collaboration of 17 media organisations which investigated NSO, the Israeli company that sells its powerful surveillance software to government clients around the world.

Senior government officials around the world – including individuals in high national security positions who are “allies of the US” – were targeted by governments with NSO Group spyware in a 2019 attack against 1,400 WhatsApp users, according to the messaging app’s chief executive.

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