• This studio photographic illustration shows a smartphone with the website of Israel's NSO Group which features 'Pegasus' spyware, on display in Paris on July 21, 2021. Picture: AFP

    Israel appoints commission to review Pegasus-maker NSO

    Pegasus has been implicated in possible mass surveillance of journalists, human rights defenders and 14 heads of state. Their phone numbers were among some 50,000 potential surveillance targets on a list leaked to rights group Amnesty International and Paris-based Forbidden Stories.

  • FILE: A Saudi national flag in the capital Riyadh. Picture: Fayez Nureldine /AFP

    Saudi Arabia denies Pegasus spyware allegations

    Saudi Arabia was one of a number of governments around the world accused of using Pegasus spyware to monitor the activities of dissidents and other critics, following an investigation by a consortium of media companies.

  • President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Xanderleigh Dookey Makhaza/Eyewitness News

    Ramaphosa listed as target for phone surveillance - report

    New evidence uncovered by The Pegasus Project has revealed that the phone numbers for 14 heads of state, including Ramaphosa, French President Emmanuel Macron, Pakistan’s Imran Khan, were selected as people of interest by clients of spyware company the NSO Group.