The one-page document says governments and other entities have been using spyware sold by companies and individuals. The spyware can typically be used to record audio, track a device’s location, and access all of the content stored on a phone.
“Journalists, dissidents, and other persons around the world have been targeted and tracked using these tools, which allow malign actors to infect mobile and internet-connected devices with malware over both WiFi and cellular data connections. In some cases, malign actors can infect a targeted device with no action from the device owner. In others, they can use an infected link to gain access to a device,” the alert reads.