UN-backed investigator into possible Yemen war crimes targeted by spyware

Analysis of Kamel Jendoubi’s mobile phone reveals he was targeted in August 2019

The mobile phone of a UN-backed investigator who was examining possible war crimes in Yemen was targeted with spyware made by Israel’s NSO Group, a new forensic analysis of the device has revealed.

Kamel Jendoubi, a Tunisian who served as the chairman of the now defunct Group of Eminent Experts in Yemen (GEE)– a panel mandated by the UN to investigate possible war crimes – was targeted in August 2019, according to an analysis of his mobile phone by experts at Amnesty International and the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto.

Continue reading…

from Data and computer security | The Guardian https://ift.tt/3EdCVkD