Iraqi President Barham Salih’s phone was on a list of 50,000 numbers selected for possible surveillance in the Pegasus spyware case, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.
The Post said it was not possible to determine whether Pegasus, the signature spyware of Israeli company NSO Group, had infected Salih’s phone or whether an attempt had been made to do so.
Salih was one of three presidents, ten prime ministers and a king whose phone numbers were on the list of possible surveillance targets.
The findings are part of an international investigation involving the Post and 16 other media organizations. An NSO spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the Washington Post report.
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