New details have emerged regarding the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in October 2018.
It was determined that Khashoggi and his relatives were followed with spyware belonging to an Israeli company.
According to the report released by 17 media outlets, including the Washington Post, Khashoggi and his relatives were followed by “Pegasus” spyware produced by the Israeli NSO Group.
Investigations revealed that Khashoggi’s fiancee, Hatice Cengiz’s phone was also hacked days after the murder.
50 THOUSAND PHONE NUMBER
According to the news of the Washington Post, the list leaked to the press includes the phone numbers of 50 thousand people followed.
The leaked information allegedly included journalists, company executives and even heads of state among numbers spanning more than 50 countries and 4 continents.
It was determined who the more than a thousand phone numbers on the list belonged to.
Among the people reached are 600 politicians and 189 journalists.
MEXICO IS AT THE TOP OF THE LIST
The country with the highest number of numbers on the list is Mexico, with more than 15,000 people.
NSO Group previously denied the allegations that the software was used to kill Khashoggi and announced that it was only used to track terrorists.
With the spyware, the microphone, camera, correspondence and documents of the phone can be accessed.