Major human rights group among Pegasus spyware targets

Posted On: May 19, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Major human rights group among Pegasus spyware targets

The NGO said the software was used against Lama Fakih, the director of its Beirut office
On Wednesday, the New York-based NGO Human Rights Watch said that spyware developed by the Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group had been used against its staff.
The human rights group said the notorious hacking software was used to target Lama Fakih, the director of its Beirut office, who also oversees its crisis response in several countries. Fakih's remit extends to operations in Syria, Myanmar, Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, and the United States.
“This includes documenting and exposing human rights abuses and serious international crimes during armed conflicts, humanitarian disasters, and severe social or political unrest,” an HRW statement read.
HRW claimed that this work may have attracted the attentions of governments, including those which are suspected NSO clients.
“It is no accident that governments are using spyware to target activists and journalists, the very people who...

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