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WP announces talks between Pentagon contractor and Pegasus software developers to buy spyware

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The Pentagon contractor, the American company L3Harris, is negotiating with the Israeli company NSO Group to buy the Pegasus spyware. The newspaper reports The Washington Post (WP) citing sources. In this regard, the White House expressed concern, as US sanctions apply against the Israeli company.

The publication does not name the potential amount and other details of the transaction. With Pegasus, you can access the contents of mobile devices.

At the same time, the White House expressed concern over a possible deal, since the Israeli company is blacklisted by the US Department of Commerce. “We are deeply concerned,” the publication quotes US Presidential Administration spokesman Joe Biden as saying. At the same time, neither L3Harris nor NSO Group commented on the possible deal.

Last summer, the Washington Post, together with 16 media partners from the media, published an investigation that showed that the Israeli company NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware was used to spy on journalists, civil activists, human rights activists and government officials around the world. Among those who were subjected to surveillance were former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, French President Emmanuel Macron and many others.

Read more about the Pegasus scandal in the Kommersant publication “The Omnipresent Horses”.


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Ksenia Askerova

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