Invisible surveillance: How spyware is secretly hacking smartphones
A collaboration of media organisations discovered that military-grade spyware leased by an Israeli company was used to hack journalists' and others' cellphones.
It was alleged that the Pegasus malware from NSO Group was used to covertly target the cellphones of two women connected to slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. NSO executives, on the other hand, have claimed that their malware was not utilised to spy on Khashoggi or his family.
NSO is a private spyware business based in Israel. They develop harmful software that governments employ to target people's cellphones and collect data, and they sell it to governments all around the globe.