New York Times Journalist Ben Hubbard Hacked with Pegasus after Reporting on Previous Hacking Attempts

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New York Times journalist Ben Hubbard was repeatedly targeted with NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware over a three-year period from June 2018 to June 2021. The targeting took place while he was reporting on Saudi Arabia, and writing a book about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The targeting resulted in Pegasus infections in July 2020 and June 2021. Notably, these infections occurred after Hubbard complained to NSO Group that he was targeted by the Saudi-linked KINGDOM Pegasus operator in June 2018.
 

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Ironic that a journalist is hacked by Saudi Arabia with Israeli -built malware, neither of which is a friend of journalists. One country an educational home for jihadis, the other an enemy and target of jihadis and both of them have a secret love affair. This is the state of our world.
 

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Ironic that a journalist is hacked by Saudi Arabia with Israeli -built malware, neither of which is a friend of journalists. One country an educational home for jihadis, the other an enemy and target of jihadis and both of them have a secret love affair. This is the state of our world.
Indeed, a sane person does not believe it, but it seems that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is moving towards more openness and away from religious extremism.
 
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