What is Pegasus?
Pegasus is spyware developed by the Israeli cyber arms firm, NSO group. The spyware was developed for remote surveillance of smartphones, such as Android, iOS systems, Symbian, and Blackberry based devices. It’s been developed in such a way that the spyware infiltrates smartphones silently in the background, without any user’s notice, and works to collect the historic data on the smartphone, continuous monitoring of activity and transmitting the data to a third party.
The spyware infects smartphone by convincing the target user via phishing text messages or emails sent by the Pegasus operator to click on an exploited link which is crafted by the Pegasus operator in a way that it allows the operator to penetrate security features on the smartphone and install Pegasus without the knowledge of the user.