Targeting of Bahraini activists with Pegasus spyware
Date of report
  • February 2022
  • Believed to be the work of Bahrain's government
The Bahraini government used NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware to surveil the iPhones of at least three Bahraini activists. The NSO Group denied knowledge of the abuse. 
Suspected victims
  • Bahraini activists, including a lawyer, an online journalist, and a mental health counselor
Suspected state sponsor
  • Bahrain
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown