The Citizen Lab of the University of Toronto, Canada, reported that the office of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as well as the Foreign Office, were targeted with Pegasus spyware.
The Guardian newspaper reported:
Boris Johnson has been told that his office on Downing Street (the office of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) has been located "several times" using sophisticated Pegasus hacking software that can turn the phone into a remote listening device.
"The United Arab Emirates was suspected of organizing espionage attacks against House 10 (Office of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) in 2020 and 2021," the newspaper said on Monday, according to a report by the Citizen Lab of the University of Toronto.
The Guardian continued:
Pegasus is a hacking software or spyware developed by the Israeli company NSO Group, marketed and licensed to governments around the world, and has the ability to infect phones running iOS or Android. .
According to the Citizen Lab, attacks using the Pegasus spyware device were also carried out against the British Foreign Office during the same two years (2020 and 2021), and these attacks were related to the United Arab Emirates, India, Cyprus and Jordan.
Experts and researchers at the Canadian university said in a report that they could not determine exactly who was targeted by Pegasus spyware in the office of the British Prime Minister and Foreign Office.