Over 300 Indians including journalists, activists, politicians, bureaucrats, and businessmen have been (potentially) targetted by the NSO Group's Pegasus spyware that is only sold to sovereign states, The Wire and a consortium of 16 other news organisations led by Forbidden Stories reported on July 18, 2021. However, the issue can be traced back to a 2019 report by the Financial Times which revealed that attackers had exploited a vulnerability in WhatsApp to inject malicious code on the devices of users. This malware that had been developed by a secretive Israeli company called NSO Group came to be known as Pegasus. In terms of capability, Pegasus can not only intercept communications sent to and from a device (before encryption) but also remotely trigger a phone's camera and microphone to record activity, use GPS functions to track location, and can even be used to…
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