WhatsApp claims it used NSO spyware to target officials working for American allies.
NSO Group denies that their spyware is used to invade many politicians’ phones, but WhatsApp is not. According to interviews, in 2019, the government allegedly used NSO’s Pegasus software to attack senior government officials worldwide. And it including senior national security officials from US allies.
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According to Cathcart, NSO reported that it “reached an agreement” with the 2019 WhatsApp attack. They have also regarded as victims of human rights defenders and journalists.
A woman close to the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. These attacks were also on the list of more than 50,000 phone numbers in 2016.
And it including activists, journalists, and politicians. Still, it is not clear whether people over 37 were the victims of the attack.
However, the National Bureau of Statistics vehemently denies the allegations of the attack and the list. Insisting that there are “no facts” and the list is too long to focus on the possible targets of Pegasus.
At the same time, he also directly questioned whether the WhatsApp manager had “other alternatives” to use his tools to use encryption software against “pedophiles, terrorists, and criminals.”