Developed by the NSO Group, an Israeli security firm Spy software Pegasus Created new sacrifices. Initially, the spy program was (only) used by Israeli police to monitor civilians without a warrant. Later, it began to be exported and used Countries like Saudi ArabiaAmong others, especially spying on activists and members of other governments.
This is what has now been revealed. Citizen Lab reported Members of the UK Prime Minister’s Cabinet and Foreign Office have been affected by the Pegasus. And according to them, the attacks came from operators affiliated with Cyprus, Jordan, India and the United Arab Emirates.
The news does not stop there: former presidents, members of the European Parliament (MEPs), legal experts, activists and members of civil society organizations in Catalonia Were affected by Pegasus And on the other hand Spy software Called See.
It is estimated that about 60 people have been directly or indirectly affected, including those associated with Carlos Puigdemont, a former Catalan leader known for leading the secessionist referendum since leaving the Spanish government.
It is not possible to blame the Spanish government for the attacks, although it has a large surveillance apparatus and is interested in the data obtained. Still, As the newspaper showed CountryIt raises suspicions that the country’s intelligence service was once a client of the NSO group.
Pegasus access devices are usually done by sending a link. The attacker sends all kinds of messages or emails, from air routes to government alerts. All communications have the said link; If you touch it, the device becomes infected.
Since the first scandal erupted, the NSO group and the Israeli government have been pressured to stop spying on activists among others. Companies like Apple are also in competition to be shut down by updates – and for justice’s sake Spy software Like the Pegasus.
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