The phones of 121 Indians were remotely hacked by Pegasus – Government Deployed Pegasus Spyware on People. NSO Group tells US Court

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The phones of 121 Indians were remotely hacked by Pegasus – Government Deployed Pegasus Spyware on People. NSO Group tells US Court

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The phones of 121 Indians were remotely hacked by Pegasus, Govts Deployed Pegasus Spyware on People: NSO Group Tells US Court.

US: Pegasus Spyware is a software that was used to hack into the phones of at least 121 Indian citizens including human right activists, lawyers, and activists in India. It was developed by an Israeli cyberweapons company, NSO Group. The statement was given in a California court in the US.

The NSO Group said, the attacks were carried out by its government clients.

it is said to have infilterated the phones of 1,400 individuals globally and at least 121 Indians. Earlier in October 2019, Whatsapp had sued this company for exploiting a vulnerability on its platform to carry our these remote surveillance attacks.

Responding to allegations by WhatsApp of the NSO Group’s involvement, the Israeli company has stated in its submission that “there is no dispute the alleged use of Pegasus to message 1400 foreign WhatsApp users in April and May 2019 was done by sovereign governments in foreign countries.”

 

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