Israeli spyware was used to hack journalists' phones - including staff at Financial Times, CNN and AP - plus Arab royal families and politicians around the world | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Israeli spyware was used to hack journalists' phones - including staff at Financial Times, CNN and AP - plus Arab royal families and politicians around the world

Activists, journalists and politicians around the world have been spied on using cellphone malware developed by a private Israeli firm, it emerged Sunday, igniting fears of widespread privacy and rights abuses.

The use of the software, called Pegasus and developed by Israel's NSO group, was exposed in a data leak containing 50,000 phone numbers that belong to people targeted by NSO's clients since 2016.

Among those clients are some of the world's most-repressive government regimes, including Hungary, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco.

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