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Spyware Developer NSO Group Sued by Salvadoran Journalists

  • NSO spyware installed on journalists’ phones, lawsuit alleges
  • Campaign also allegedly targeted Salvadoran rights groups

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Fifteen staffers of El Faro, a Salvadoran online news outlet, sued the Israeli company NSO Group for allegedly providing spyware that was used to hack into journalists’ mobile phones.

“These spyware attacks were an attempt to silence our sources and deter us from doing journalism,” Carlos Dada, El Faro’s co-founder and director, said in a statement. “We are filing this lawsuit to defend our right to investigate and report, and to protect journalists around the world in their pursuit of the truth.”