News

Reporter who wrote book on Saudi crown prince was allegedly targeted by hackers | The Guardian

By Stephanie Kirchgaessner
January 28, 2020

A New York Times reporter was allegedly targeted with spyware linked to Saudi Arabia in 2018, at a time when the kingdom was targeting several Saudi dissidents around the world.

A new report by Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School found that Ben Hubbard, who has written a book about Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince, was targeted by spyware known as “Pegasus”, which is made by Israel’s NSO Group.

The news, which was also reported by Hubbard in the New York Times, represents the latest revelation about how Saudi Arabia has allegedly used spyware owned by NSO Group, among other technologies, to target dissidents and journalists.

[…]

Source: Reporter who wrote book on Saudi crown prince was allegedly targeted by hackers | The Guardian

Recent Related Items
Help inform the conversation
MediaWell relies on members of the public to submit articles, events, and research.