Israeli Agencies were spying on Indian Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi

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Israeli Agencies were spying on Indian Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Israeli Agencies were spying on Indian Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi, Indian media report has revealed.

The Congress on Sunday alleged that when WhatsApp sent messages to all those whose phones were hacked, one such message was also received by party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

Randeep Surjewala, addressing a press conference, said that Gandhi had received a message from the Facebook-owned messaging platform informing her that her phone had also been targeted with the Israeli snooping software at the same time when other users were notified.

This comes after WhatsApp filed a legal suit in a US Federal Court against an Israeli firm - NSO Group – alleging that it was behind cyber-attacks that infected devices with malicious software.

In its complaint against the Israeli firm, WhatsApp claimed that the firm installed spyware on users' phones and targeted human rights defenders, journalists, political dissidents, diplomats and government officials.