Citizen Lab

A woman passes by flags of the European Union outside the European commission headquarters in Brussels, on May 23, 2024, ahead of the upcoming European Parliament elections. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP / Getty Images)

Phones of journalists and activists in Europe targeted with Pegasus

The notorious Israeli spyware was used to target journalists often working in exile from their authoritarian home countries, report finds. 
A photographic illustration shows a mobile phone near the NSO Group company logo on February 9, 2022 in the Israeli city of Netanya. Israel’s ground-breaking surveillance technology was once feted as a prized export bolstering diplomatic ties abroad, but reports the secret spyware was also turned on citizens at home has triggered domestic outrage. (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Congress goes after spyware purveyors. Will it make a difference?

The crackdown on foreign commercial surveillance comes in the wake of high-profile attacks on diplomats and government officials abroad.
An Israeli woman uses her iPhone in front of the building housing the Israeli NSO group, on August 28, 2016, in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv. -(Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Apple ramps up war on spyware, a growing digital scourge

An Apple representative said that the company has alerted potential victims of highly targeted mercenary spyware in 150 countries.