Sunday, June 5, 2022

Pegasus Spyware

Dutch police used controversial Israeli spyware to catch Kinahan associate Ridouan Taghi. Pegasus is spyware developed by Israeli cyber-arms company NSO Group that can be covertly installed on mobile phones (and other devices) running most versions of iOS and Android. Pegasus is able to exploit iOS versions up to 14.6, through a zero-click exploit. As of 2022, Pegasus was capable of reading text messages, tracking calls, collecting passwords, location tracking, accessing the target device's microphone and camera, and harvesting information from apps.
Pegasus spyware has become a huge source of controversy across the globe. Last month, it emerged that mobile phones belonging to Spain's prime minister and defence minister were infected by Pegasus spyware.