Israel spyware targets Morocco human rights activists

A number of human rights defenders and activists in Morocco have been found to have been targeted by surveillance technology and spyware developed by an Israeli company, according to research by Amnesty International. The activists, including academic Maati Monjib and human rights lawyer Abdessadak El Bouchattaoui, have been targeted repeatedly since 2017 by the spyware created by the NSO Group, a company famed among authoritarian states for its effective surveillance on citizens and activists. Both men were able to be targeted by receiving SMS messages containing malicious links that would secretly install Pegasus software enabling the sender to gain almost total control of their phones. This case is not the first time the spyware has been used in such a … Continue reading Israel spyware targets Morocco human rights activists