Targeting of UK government officials
Date of report
  • April 2022
  • Believed to be the work of the United Arab Emirates government
A United Arab Emirates–sponsored operator targeted networks belonging to the UK prime minister’s office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with Pegasus spyware. Multiple intrusions occurred in both 2020 and 2021.
Suspected victims
  • UK government officials, including the office of Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Suspected state sponsor
  • United Arab Emirates
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown