Pegasus, NSO Group, India, Spyware hones Of Indian Politicians & Journalists Hacked Using Pegasus
: It can hack Apple amp, Android Phones.. The software can access a person’s emails contacts, microphone camera photo gallery, listen to phone calls and hack data.. However, not everyone can use this software.. The NSO Groups gives the software only to governments that too, for a short period of time.. The company has a strict policy that forbids governments from spying on the common man, as it is a human rights violation and invasion of privacy. Pegasus can only be used to access the data of terrorists and prevent attacks.. It is to ensure safety of countries like India and others.. However, NSO has been accused of using Pegasus to snoop on people.. The Pegasus Project is a collaboration by more than 80 journalists. From 17 news companies in 10 countries Forbidden Stories, a Paris based NGO, Amnesty International, which is an organization that focuses on human rights.. The aim of the project was to investigate hackings on phones.. They found that 50000 mobile numbers had been leaked. Generally. Personal numbers can never be leaked., We share them when applying at the Bank filling up forms, sharing it with friends, etc. A personal number cannot be leaked.. Shockingly 50000 numbers were leaked., It included numbers of ministers, journalists and businessmen.. This is an absolute shock.. Out of these 40 were Indian number., It included top businessmen, journalists, Indian ministers, opposition leaders, activists, etc. An Indian news agency named The Wire was also a part of the pegasus project.. They revealed that shockingly phone numbers of leading journalists were also leaked.
Hindustan Times executive editor, Shishir, Gupta’s mobile number was leaked. Phone numbers of journalists working for India Today, Network18 The Hindu and the Indian Express were also leaked.. Apparently, the hacks were done during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, and some were done in June July 2021. As well.. The NSO Group has completely denied the accusations. Many claimed the Indian government used Pegasus to spy on its citizens.. The government responded by saying that they never used such a software and is open to participate in any inquiry.. It is yet not known who hacked and spied on the phones..