Finnish diplomats’ mobile phones infected with spyware

Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs writes that their diplomats’ mobile phones were hacked and infected by the company NSO Group’s spy program Pegasus.

The whole thing will be discovered during the autumn / winter of 2021–2022 and the attackers are judged to have had the opportunity to collect and steal data from the mobile phones.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs states that the content of the mobile phones must have been public but in some cases had the country’s lowest security rating. However, the information and source it comes from can still be a target for diplomatic secrecy.

Spyware programs should no longer be active. There is no released information on who may have been behind the attack.

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