Israeli-made Pegasus spyware has reportedly targeted more than 60 people linked to the Catalan separatist movement, says Canadian digital rights group.
The breaches were not authorised by a Spanish judge and resulted in a significant amount of data being obtained from the mobile phones of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Defence Minister Margarita Robles.
The European Data Protection Supervisor says the use of Pegasus might lead to an "unprecedented level of intrusiveness, able to interfere with the most intimate aspects of our daily lives."
Federal Bureau of Investigation says that it got a "limited licence" from NSO's hacking tool for "testing and evaluation" and it was not used to snoop on people.
Israel's police, accused by rights groups of using notorious Pegasus hacking spyware, find evidence pointing to improper use of sophisticated spyware by its force to snoop on citizens' phones.
A “state actor” could be responsible for the hacks, according to the Nordic country's spy chief.
Asher Levy, chairman of NSO Group quits the firm amid mounting scrutiny over its Pegasus spyware that has been used to target journalists, rights activists, and diplomats across the globe.
An initial investigation is launched following a local media report about misuse of the Pegasus spyware on the country's citizens by the Israeli police.
Researchers from Citizen Lab have identified a Pegasus operator working almost exclusively in El Salvador following critical government reports published by an independent news site.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland’s ruling conservative party, claims that the technology is being used to combat crime and corruption in the country.
Tel Aviv reviews cyber export policy after back-to-back reports that NSO spyware was being used to hack into the phones of journalists, lawmakers, and rights activists in several countries including US and India.
Israeli technology firm NSO Group's spyware has been engulfed in scandal since reports that Pegasus was used by foreign government clients to target the phones of human rights activists, embassy employees and others.
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