Targeting of Yahya Assiri
Date of report
  • August 2018
A threat actor targeted Yahya Assiri, a critic of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a researcher at Amnesty International, for espionage purposes. The threat actor used the Pegasus tool, created by the NSO Group.
Suspected victims
  • Yahya Assiri
Suspected state sponsor
  • Saudi Arabia
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown