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Pegasus and other spyware

mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 21,905
edited July 18 in A Moving Train

Private Israeli
spyware used
to hack
cellphones
of journalists,
activists
worldwide

NSO Group’s Pegasus
spyware, licensed to
governments around
the globe, can infect
phones without a click

9:30
An investigation by a consortium of media organizations has found that military-grade spyware licensed by an Israeli firm has been used to hack smartphones. (Jon Gerberg/The Washington Post)
Updated July 18 at 1:33 p.m.Originally published July 18, 2021

Military-grade spyware licensed by an Israeli firm to governments for tracking terrorists and criminals was used in attempted and successful hacks of 37 smartphones belonging to journalists, human rights activists, business executives and two women close to murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to an investigation by The Washington Post and 16 media partners.

The phones appeared on a list of more than 50,000 numbers that are concentrated in countries known to engage in surveillance of their citizens and also known to have been clients of the Israeli firm, NSO Group, a worldwide leader in the growing and largely unregulated private spyware industry, the investigation found.


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Comments

  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 34,513
    ^^^ Not that anyone would have any interest in tracking me, but that's another reason I refuse to have a smartphone.
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  • tishtish taking the looooooong way,...Posts: 3,588
    ^ It's useful if you need results of your sti tests when Dr hours are closed ;)
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