Date of report
- September 2020
- Believed to be the work of Togolese security forces.
Hackers used spyware, developed by Israeli technology firm NSO Group, that exploited a vulnerability in the messaging app WhatsApp to inject spyware onto the phones of opposition politicians and prominent religious leaders in Togo. The hack coincided with pro-reform protests in the country.
- Togolese opposition politicians
- Togolese religious leaders
Suspected state sponsor
Type of incident
- Civil society