In Israel specifically, any one hospital being unable to conduct MRI and CT scans, which run 24/7 and are backlogged, could impact the country nationwide.
The 'Pegasus Project' investigation concluded that people across 50 countries had been targeted for potential surveillance.
The leak contains a list of over 50,000 phone numbers that the report estimated were identified as “people of interest” by clients of Israeli spyware company NSO Group since 2016.
Apparently dozens of workers at Al Jazeera, the Qatari state-owned media company, have been the target of a cyberattack likely linked to the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
US officials have filed a glut of indictments against hackers in Russia, China, and Iran, levying sanctions, and issuing several warnings about state-backed digital intrusions.
Acting undetected for six months, the hackers are estimated to have stolen tens of millions of dollars.
WhatsApp sued Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group last Tuesday, accusing it of helping government spies break into the phones of roughly 1,400 users across four continents.