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Reuters: UAE used 'cyber super-weapon' to spy on iPhones of opponents

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Reuters: UAE used 'cyber super-weapon' to spy on iPhones of opponents

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim, senior Turkish officials and rights activists were among hundreds of targets who had their iphones hacked by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Reuters news agency reported.

The UAE's cyber operations unit comprised of Emirati security officials and former American intelligence operatives working as contractors for the UAE’s intelligence services. 

The cybertool allowed the Emirati state to monitor hundreds of targets, from Qatar's emir and a senior Turkish official to a Nobel Peace laureate human-rights activist in Yemen, according to five former operatives and programme documents reviewed by Reuters.

The sources interviewed by Reuters were not Emirati citizens.

Read Reuters' exclusive report: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-spying-karma-exclusive/exclusive-...

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