NSO Group Must Take Accountability for Its Spyware Infiltration
July 18, 2021
In an investigation by a global media consortium, it was discovered that the Israel-based NSO Group was illegally monitoring human rights activists and groups, journalists, and political dissidents around the world. Over 50,000 cellphone numbers were recovered through the software leak.
The Pegasus spyware "infiltrates phones to vacuum up personal and location data and surreptitiously control the smartphone’s microphones and cameras. In the case of journalists, that lets hackers spy on reporters’ communications with sources."
HRRC demands the NSO Group be held accountable for violating the right to privacy and endangering thousands of individuals' and groups' safety worldwide.