In a reaction on Thursday, NSO said the leak is “not a list of targets or potential targets of Pegasus”.
NSO chief executive Shalev Hulio told Israeli Army Radio he would “be very pleased if there were an investigation, so that we’d be able to clear our name”. He also alleged there was an effort “to smear all the Israeli cyber industry”.
NSO has said it exports to 45 countries, with approval from the Israeli government.
Hulio said the company could not disclose the details of its contracts due to “issues of confidentiality”, but said he would offer full transparency to any government seeking more details.
“Let any state entity come along – any official from any state – and I’ll be prepared to open everything up to them, for them to enter, to dig around from top to bottom,” he said.