Amazon no longer provides cloud services to Israeli company NSO Group.

The American tech company announced this to international media after it became known that software from NSO Group was used by various governments to eavesdrop on journalists, activists and business people.

NSO makes espionage software that makes use of vulnerabilities in the software on which mobile phones run. Sold to select governments and law enforcement agencies, the Pegasus program can penetrate smartphones and secretly record emails, calls and text messages. That wrote

The Washington Post

and media partners such as

The Guardian

,

Le Monde

and

Süddeutsche Zeitung

earlier.

So far, 50,000 numbers have been leaked from people being tracked with the spyware.

For example, the fiancée of the murdered Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi was monitored.

Also on the list are more than 180 journalists from news organizations such as

CNN

,

AP

,

Voice of America

,

The New York Times

,

The Wall Street Journal

,

Bloomberg News

,

Le Monde

,

The Financial Times

and

Al Jazeera

.

NSO states that the investigation is full of errors.

The company says it is even considering legal action.

The media organizations have announced that they will make more disclosures about NSO in the coming days.

See also: Why Pegasus spy software has been controversial for years