India was among a number of countries that used software sold by the Israeli surveillance company ‘NSO Group’ to hack the smartphones of human rights activists, lawyers, and journalists all over the world.
IT is reported that software was used to hack the premier’s phone numbers during the tenure of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Among the numbers hacked by the Israeli spyware, two of the numbers registered to, or once known to have been used by, Prime minister Imran Khan were also targetted.
According to the report, 300 phone numbers of ministers, opposition politicians, journalists, scientists, and human rights activists in India were on the list. The numbers of over 40 Indian journalists from known publications, including the Hindustan Times.
Chaudhry Fawad said :