Citizen Lab researchers were able to identify over a thousand web addresses used to deliver Pegasus spyware to the phones of targets in 45 countries. Pegasus, developed by Israel’s NSO Group, claims it is used against terrorists and criminals, but an analysis by Bill Marczak found evidence of Pegasus spyware on a phone belonging Jamal Khashoggi’s inner circle. “We found the smoking gun on her phone,” said Marczak of Hanan Elatr, Khashoggi’s fiancée.

Citizen Lab research fellow Bill Marczak. Credit: Carolyn Fong for The Washington Post