“Arsenal found Pegasus (spyware) indicators on the Windows volume of Mr. Rona Wilson’s computer in two iTunes backups from an iPhone 6s” which belongs to Rona Wilson, revealed computer forensics firm Arsenal Consulting in a report. These indicators carried timestamps from July 5, 2017 to April 10, 2018, the report added. Arsenal's report also found that Wilson’s computer was targeted with NetWire RAT (Remote Access Trojan) for purposes of both surveillance and incriminating document delivery at the same time as the Pegasus attacks on his phone. The Massachusetts-based firm used the methodology laid out by Amnesty in order to analyse and corroborate its findings. “The indicators found by Arsenal reflect not only Pegasus attacks, but successful Pegasus infection of Mr. Wilson’s iPhone 6s.” — Arsenal Consulting report. Wilson has been behind bars since June 6, 2018, and was one of the first to be arrested in the Elgar Parishad case which saw several other human rights activists and lawyers being accused of instigating violence at a 2018 event held to commemorate the Battle of Bhima Koregaon. The report's findings are likely to cast serious aspersions on the National Investigation Agency’s case and its electronic evidence against Rona Wilson. It also raises concerns about the state of surveillance and privacy in India. ‘Rona Wilson’s computer compromised two years before arrest’ Arsenal Consulting was hired by Rona Wilson’s defence to investigate and analyse electronic evidence seized from Wilson’s home by the Pune police department in 2018. The firm has released a total of four reports…
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