Spain to probe Israel’s NSO over Catalan phone hackings

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A Spanish judge has authorised a probe into the Israeli firm behind the Pegasus spyware over the alleged hacking of phones belonging to Catalan separatists, court documents showed Thursday. More than 60 phones were targeted, most of them belonging to people associated with the Catalan separatist party ERC. The complaint, filed by party lawyer Andreu Van den Eynde, was accepted on July 1 by the examining magistrate at a Barcelona court, with the decision released on Thursday. In a statement, Van den Eynde said it was the first such investigation into Israel’s NSO Group and the use of its Pegasu…

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