“Pegasus” Spyware Found On 37 Prominent Figures’ Phones

In a shocking case of digital privacy breaches, security researchers have discovered evidence of attempted or successful installations of “Pegasus”, a Software designed by the Israeli cybersecurity company NSO Group meant for spying.

The program consists of a number of features, including the ability to access text messages, photos, emails, videos, and contact lists, as well as record phone calls and, most shockingly, secretly turn on a phone’s microphone and cameras in order to create recordings.

The spyware was found on 37 phones belonging to a number of “activists, rights workers, journalists, and businesspeople”, and could possibly have exposed sensitive data to malicious actors.

To learn more about pegasus, and make sure your phone isn’t infected with malware, check out this article by CNET.

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