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World leaders targeted by NSO’s Pegasus, ambassadors and diplomats in India on radar too

While most world leaders appear to have been targeted by Moroccan NSO clients, an Indian client attempted to target Pakistan's PM Imran Khan, reports said.  A series of world leaders and diplomats were potential targets of the Pegasus spyware, The Guardian, and other news outlets associated with Paris-based Forbidden Stories reported. The spyware, developed by the Israeli company NSO Group and sold to nation-states including India, appears to have been heavily relied on to carry out surveillance of journalists, activists, politicians, and now, world leaders. Le Monde reported that targets in India included diplomats and ambassadors representing Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, China, and Nepal. Pakistan's prime minister Imran Khan and French president Emmanuel Macron are also among the affected world leaders. Who spied on who As per Forbidden Stories, this is a list of world leaders and diplomats affected by surveillance through Pegasus, and the countries who appear to have attempted to snoop, did it between 2016 and 2019: Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, appeared to have been targeted by a Rwandan client of NSO. Emmanuel Macron, President of France, appeared to have been targeted by a Moroccan client of NSO. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation, appears to have been targeted by a Moroccan client of NSO. Saad Hariri, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, appears to have been targeted by a UAE client of NSO. Charles Michel, President of the European Council and former President of Belgium, appears to have been targeted by a Moroccan NSO…

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