Targeting of Jamal Khashoggi's wife, Hanan Elatr
Date of report
  • December 2021
  • Believed to be the work of the Saudi Arabian government.
The widow of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, who was assassinated by the Saudi Arabian government in 2018, was targeted by the NSO Group's Pegasus malware at the request of the United Arab Emirates. The malware was allegedly installed while Elatr was detained at the Dubai airport. 
Suspected victims
  • Hanan Elatr
Suspected state sponsor
  • United Arab Emirates
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown