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Meet NSO Group: a go-to company for human rights abusers: Last month one of my colleagues at Amnesty International received a suspicious WhatsApp message. It came from a number they didn’t recognize, and contained details about a protest supposedly taking place at the Saudi embassy in Washington DC.

At the time, Amnesty International was vocally campaigning for the release of six activists who had been locked up in Saudi Arabia, days before the Kingdom’s ban on women drivers was due to be lifted.

We knew it was a sensitive time, so my colleague decided not to follow the link. This turned out to be a wise decision. When Amnesty’s tech team analyzed the message, we found that clicking the link would have installed highly potent spyware – the Saudi protest was just carefully chosen bait.

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Meet NSO Group: a go-to company for human rights abusers: Last month one of my colleagues at Amnesty International received a suspicious WhatsApp message. It came from a number they didn’t recognize, and contained details about a protest supposedly taking place at the Saudi embassy in Washington DC.At the time, Amnesty International was vocally campaigning for the release of six activists who had been locked up in Saudi Arabia, days before the Kingdom’s ban on women drivers was due to be lifted.We knew it was a sensitive time, so my colleague decided not to follow the link. This turned out to be a wise decision. When Amnesty’s tech team analyzed the message, we found that clicking the link would have installed highly potent spyware – the Saudi protest was just carefully chosen bait. We knew it was a sensitive time, so my colleague decided not to follow the link. This turned out to be a wise decision. When Amnesty’s tech team analyzed the message, we found that clicking