NSO ends Pegasus contract with UAE over Dubai PM hacking

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The Israeli-based NSO Group ended its contract with the United Arab Emirates to use its powerful “Pegasus” state spyware tool because Dubai’s ruler was using it to hack the phones of his ex-wife and some close to her, her lawyers told England’s High Court. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE, instructed the hacking of six phones belonging to Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, her lawyers and security team, England’s High Court ruled in a judgment which was made public on Wednesday. The hacking took place last year during the couple’s ongoing multi-mi…

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