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IT experts found traces of attacks with the company’s Pegasus software on 37 smartphones belonging to journalists, human rights activists, their families and business people. The numbers are part of a data set of more than 50,000 telephone numbers that the journalists evaluated together with the organizations Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International. According to the reports, the numbers were apparently selected by NSO customers as potential spying targets. NSO vehemently denied the allegations on Sunday.

The “Süddeutsche Zeitung”, NDR, WDR and “Zeit” are also involved in the journalist consortium. According to their presentation, the research of the “Pegasus Project” suggests that hundreds of journalists, human rights activists, opposition activists and politicians were selected to monitor them with the spy software. The numbers of more than 180 journalists from different countries are on the list. Numbers of German journalists are not among them. How the list came to Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International, which they then shared with the media, remained open in the reports – the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” referred to the source protection.