US sanctions NSO Group, Israeli spyware company at centre of Pegasus Papers

The US is sanctioning an Israeli spyware company that it accused of supplying technology to foreign governments “to maliciously target government officials, journalists, businesspeople, activists, academics, and embassy workers”.

NSO Group had been accused of assisting despotic regimes in targeting journalists, political dissidents, and human rights activists in reports earlier this year.

The company responded at the time that its spyware was only used by governments to hack the mobile phones of terrorists and serious criminals.

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Source: Sky News