NSO Group's offices were raided by the Israeli government following reports earlier this month that the company sold access to its Pegasus spyware to oppressive governments worldwide. NSO's software has been linked to the alleged spying of journalists, activists, and world leaders.
- NSO said it welcomes the investigation and will cooperate.
- The NSO Group is currently licensed by the Israeli government to sell its software.
- In 2019, activist groups pleaded with the Israeli government to rescind NSO's license, citing instances where the software was used for human rights abuses. In 2020, Isreal rejected the case.
- It was reported earlier this month that NSO's customers may have targeted world leaders such as French President Emanuel Macron.