Watchdog warned UK government of spyware infections inside 10 Downing Street

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Reuters UK

By Christopher Bing (Reuters) – Digital rights watchdog group Citizen Lab said on Monday it had warned British officials that electronic devices connected to government networks, including some inside the prime minister’s office and foreign ministry, appeared to be infected with Israeli-made spy software. The spy software is known as Pegasus, a product of Israeli cyberarms dealer NSO Group, according to a blog post published by Citizen Lab. “We confirm that in 2020 and 2021 we observed and notified the government of the United Kingdom of multiple suspected instances of Pegasus spyware infectio…

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UAE allegedly used Pegasus to spy on Boris Johnson: report

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Al-Araby

Israeli spyware used by authoritarian regimes worldwide to monitor dissidents has been found on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s phone, The New Yorker magazine revealed on Monday. Experts from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab came across multiple signs that the Pegasus spyware had been used to infect devices belonging to the UK Prime Ministry and Foreign Office, including Johnson’s phone. The cyberattack against Johnson is believed to have originated in the United Arab Emirates, the researchers said. The attacks targeting devices belonging to the Foreign office were linked to the …

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