Targeting of thirty-six Al Jazeera employees’ iPhones
Date of report
  • December 2020
  • Saudi and Emirati governments
Government operators from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates used Pegasus, spyware developed by NSO Group, to compromise the iPhones of thirty-six employees of the Doha-based Al Jazeera news agency.
Suspected victims
  • Al Jazeera employees
Suspected state sponsor
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown