Targeting of Jordanian activists
Date of report
  • April 2022
  • Believed to be the work of the Jordanian government
The devices of at least four Jordanian human rights activists, lawyers, and journalists were infected with NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware between August 2019 and December 2021. Two Pegasus operators involved in the incident, named Mansaf and BlackIris, are likely connected to agencies of the Jordanian government.
Suspected victims
  • Four Jordanian human rights defenders, lawyers, and journalists
Suspected state sponsor
  • Jordan
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society
Suspected state sponsor response