Targeting of U.S. diplomats in Uganda
  • Believed to be the work of the Ugandan government.
Uganda was accused of using the spyware Pegasus, which is sold by the Israeli NSO Group, to spy on journalists and U.S. diplomats based in the country. The incident was the first reported instance that NSO Group's tools have been used to surveil U.S. government personnel. 
Suspected victims
  • U.S. diplomats and Ugandan journalists
Suspected state sponsor
  • Uganda
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown