Report: Flynn Advised Foreign Spyware Company

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn made at least $40,000 as an adviser for an Israeli company that sells spyware used against journalists and activists, The Huffington Post reports. Flynn worked for two companies linked to NSO Group, an Israeli cyberweapons firm, earning some $40,000 from one of the firms last year, Flynn noted on financial disclosure forms, which did not specify that both were units of the secretive company. Flynn did not disclose his pay at the second NSO-linked company. Though the nature of his work is unclear, one of the companies’ main products is a spying software called Pegasus, which has prompted concern from the privacy community for its use against journalists, activists, and government whistleblowers.