Chapter Twenty-seven: What's Happening in Hacking and Health
Pegasus, continued.In July this year, a large investigative project collaborated by journalists, agencies and researchers worldwide exposed how an Israeli company’s spyware was being used by governments to target and snoop on journalists, activists, politicians, and members of the judiciary. The initial list outed by The Wire had at least 300 such phones that were under surveillance. Created by the NSO group, and named ‘Pegasus’, the proprietary spyware is “is capable of remote zero-click surveillance of smartphones,” requires the Israeli government’s permission to be sold to its customers who can also only be governments. This also means the software is as good as an arms deal from the government.