Cyber espionage by the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Date of report
  • January 2019
  • Believed to be the work of the UAE government.
Former U.S. government intelligence operatives working for the UAE used the spying tool Karma to hack the iPhones of activists, diplomats, and rival foreign leaders.  
Suspected victims
  • Qatar
  • Turkey
  • Yemen
Suspected state sponsor
  • United Arab Emirates
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown