Amnesty International Targeted by Nation-State Spyware

 

August 1st, 2018 By Tara Seals

 

A suspicious WhatsApp message carried the mobile cyberweapon known as Pegasus – sold by Israel-based company NSO Group to state-level actors around the world.

 

Human rights stalwart Amnesty International says that it has been targeted in a nation-state led cyberespionage attack.

 

The group said that a staff member in June received a malicious WhatsApp message in Arabic, purporting to contain a link to information about an alleged protest outside the Saudi embassy in Washington D.C. The text read:

 

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