Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was also a potential target of the Israeli spyware Pegasus, Islamabad media reports claimed on Monday.
A probe into a data leak showed that at least one number once used by Khan was on the list of numbers that were targeted. It was not clear if the PM’s phone was actually hacked, it added.
Further, it’s not evident as to how many other people from Pakistan were on the list, which according to The Washington Post had more than hundred phone numbers from Pakistan.
in an investigation conducted by Paris-based media non-profit organisation Forbidden Stories and rights group Amnesty International into a leaked list of more than 50,000 phone numbers from across the world that are believed to have been the target of surveillance through Pegasus software.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that he was extremely concerned by news reports of the use of spyware programme to hack phones.