Israeli Spyware Used To Eavesdrop On US Diplomats

The Washington Post reports:

Apple alerted 11 U.S. diplomats that their iPhones had been hacked in recent months by spyware from NSO Group, an Israeli-based company that helps government clients in dozens of countries secretly steal files, eavesdrop on conversations and track the movements of its targets, according to people familiar with the notifications.

The news, first reported by Reuters and confirmed by The Washington Post, comes a month after U.S. officials blacklisted the NSO Group amid allegations that its foreign government clients had enabled hacking against embassy employees, political activists, human rights workers and others.

These and other actions come after the July publication of The Pegasus Project, an investigation by The Washington Post and 16 other news organizations into the activities of NSO Group.

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