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Morocco threatens legal action over claims it used Israeli spyware

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RABAT, Morocco — Morocco’s government on Wednesday threatened legal action against anyone accusing it of using the Israeli spyware program Pegasus, and deplored what it called a “false, massive, malicious media campaign.”

A government statement “categorically denied the false and unfounded allegations” that the North African country’s intelligence services had used the software.

The authorities said a judicial inquiry to identify those behind the accusations was being opened.

News outlets 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.

The bombshell claims were based on a leaked document containing 50,000 numbers of people identified as potential targets via Pegasus between 2016 and June 2021.

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© The Times of Israel

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