Algeria launches probe into Pegasus spyware claim


Algeria's public prosecutor is launching an investigation into media reports that the country may have targeted by the controversial Pegasus spyware. — AFP

Algeria's public prosecutor has ordered an investigation into media reports that the North African country may have been the target of the Israeli-made Pegasus spyware, it said in a statement on Thursday.

News outlets including Le Monde and the Washington Post had reported on Sunday that the software, developed by Israeli firm NSO Group, had been used by governments to spy on activists, journalists, lawyers and politicians around the world.

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