( CNN) Jamal Khashoggi likely guessed the messages he was sending to fellow Saudi dissident Omar Abdulaziz were hidden, cloaked in WhatsApp security. In reality the issue is compromised — along with the rest of Abdulaziz's phone, which had allegedly been infected by Pegasus, a powerful piece of malware designed to spy on its users.

NSO has denied any involvement in the death of Khashoggi, insisting its software is “only for employ combat terrorism and crime.”

The company was denounced as “the worst of the worst” by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden during a video meeting with an Israeli audience last November.

Remembering Jamal Khashoggi, 100 days on

TIME magazine names 2018 ‘Person of the Year'

WaPo editor: Crown Prince in global thug club