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New Delhi, July 19: In what can be seen as a biggest smarkphone attack, Pegasus, developed by Israeli cybersecurity firm NSO Group, is a highly sophisticated spyware that has been referred to as the “most sophisticated smartphone attack ever”.
According to reports, it was first noticed in 2016 but created a lot of buzz in late 2019 when it was revealed that the spyware was used for snooping on journalists and human rights activists across the world, including India.
Considered the most sophisticated among all such products available in the market, it can infiltrate iOS, Apple’s mobile phone operating system, and Android devices.
It is reportedly said that Pegasus was meant to be used by governments on a per-license basis. In 2019, its developer had limited sales of Pegasus to state intelligence agencies and others.