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SC issued formal notice to Centre over Pegasus

Supreme Court (SC) bench headed by Chief Justice of India N. V. Ramana issued a formal notice to government because of several petitions. Key points This notice was issued by SC after centre refused to file any additional affidavit on confirming or denying using Pegasus. Government maintained that, disclosure on its using or not using ..

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Pegasus spyware used to pry on Indian journalists, ministers

Pegasus spyware has been used to conduct surveillance on ministers, opposition leaders, journalists, government officials and scientists of India. Key Points Phone numbers of around 40 Indian journalists were found in a leaked list of potential targets for surveillance. Forensic tests done on the list has confirmed that an unidentified agency has successfully snooped some ..

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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 ..

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WhatsApp confirms ‘Targeted’ Spyware Attack

WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps in the world with about 1.5 Billion users worldwide confirmed a targeted spyware attack on its platform. Key Highlights Threat: A security flaw in WhatsApp acted as a vulnerability, which allowed hackers to insert malicious software on user’s phones by calling the target using the app. This ..

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