According to a Reuters report, the iPhones of at least nine U.S. State Department employees were hacked by an anonymous source using sophisticated spyware developed by the Israeli NSO. This is according to four sources close to the issue.
According to two of them, the break-ins, which have taken place in recent months, have focused on American workers residing in Uganda, and have focused on matters concerning the East African country.
A list of potential targets in the NSO has been published in the past, which included some U.S. officials, but it was unclear if the break-ins were indeed successful, or just unsuccessful attempts.
It is not yet known who is behind the break-ins.
The NSO Group has stated that it has no indication that it has been abused, but has canceled the relevant accounts and will conduct an investigation based on the Reuters reports.