The phone number of Princess Latifa of Dubai also appeared in the list of potential targets of the Pegasus spyware. Latifa is the “hostage” daughter of the Emir of Dubai, whom she accused in the past of torture and tried to escape from.
Latifa tried to escape on a boat in 2018, but was stopped. It was not clear how her escape attempt was discovered at the time. The Washington Post now reports that Latifa and her friends figures appeared on a list of potential targets in the days and hours after her escape attempt began.
In recent days, international media such as The Guardian, The Washington Post and Le Monde have published widely about the Pegasus spyware program of the Israeli company NSO Group. The software, which the company says is aimed at tracking terrorists and criminals, may also have been used to hack the phones of heads of state, journalists and activists.
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International news agencies were investigating a list of about 50,000 phone numbers that Pegasus may have targeted. The NSO Group denied that the people on the list had been monitored.
Also mentioned in the list is the name of Princess Haya, one of the six wives of the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. She fled Dubai in 2019 and her number was also placed on the list during the time of that trip.
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