NSO Spyware Used Against Palestinian Activists From NGOs Israel Outlawed, Report Says

Four of the infected phones have Israeli numbers, and their owners are East Jerusalem residents with Israeli identity cards. This is the first time Pegasus software has been found on a cellphone with an Israeli number

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Spyware developed by NSO Group, the Israeli cybersecurity firm, has been used to monitor the cellphones of six Palestinian activists and human rights workers, international organizations that inspected the phones reported Monday.

According to their report, three of the people whose phones were hacked with NSO's Pegasus software are members of social welfare organizations that were blacklisted for alleged terrorist ties by Defense Minister Benny Gantz last month. The phones were examined by Citizen Lab, Amnesty International and Front Line Defenders, the latter of which led the investigation.

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