Amnesty International found hackers attempting to infect one of its researcher’s phones with a tool from Israel-based NSO Group, long known as makers of spyware, the NGO reported.
Amnesty International’s tech team launched an investigation after one of its staff members received a suspicious WhatsApp message in Arabic, which detailed information about a protest at Washington D.C.’s Saudi embassy. The message included a malicious link for further details. Because the NSO Group spyware is mainly sold to government agencies, Amnesty International believes that it was targeted by a hostile government that takes issue with its work.
By Kacy Zurkus
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