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Facebook joined by human rights groups to fight spyware maker

December 24, 2020 11:26 am

NSO Group representatives didn’t respond to a request for comment. The company has previously said that its products are “used to stop terrorism, curb violent crime and save lives.”

Pegasus Software; WhatsApp case against NSO to proceed: California Court

July 19, 2020 5:56 am

In October 2019, WhatsApp sued NSO for developing a software called Pegasus. The software exploited vulnerabilities in the platform to hack into the mobiles of 1,400 human rights activities, journalists, and lawyers — including 121 Indians, according to WhatsApp.

Explained: How Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman hacked Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

January 23, 2020 7:41 am

A UN report has confirmed that a WhatsApp video sent by the Saudi Crown Prince to the Amazon founder contained code that stole data from the latter’s phone. Pegasus spyware was likely used in the hacking

Maharashtra govt to seek probe into Digvijay snooping claims, says Anil Deshmukh

January 17, 2020 3:20 am

“The state government will definitely investigate these claims. If during the previous administration, there was snooping done on people then it is a matter of serious concern. We will look into the allegations that have been made,” Deshmukh said.

‘Not aware of who used Pegasus’

December 14, 2019 2:48 am

Along with the company, citizens affected by the WhatsApp-Pegasus breach and and cyber experts deposed in front of the IT Standing Parliamentary meeting.

Data of 20 out of 121 WhatsApp users targeted using Pegasus may have been accessed: Prasad

December 04, 2019 7:40 pm

The government has taken several measures to check malicious apps which includes issue of alerts and advisories about threats and vulnerabilities affecting mobile phones, along with countermeasures by CERT-In, Ravi Shankar Prasad said in Lok Sabha.

Opposition grills govt on WhatsApp Pegasus spyware: 'Have you probed NSO?'

November 29, 2019 2:24 pm

"We have told them (WhatsApp) that we want to conduct an audit and inspection of WhatsApp's security systems and processes," Ravi Shankar Prasad said. He also said the government has sent a notice to NSO.

Govt ducks query on buying Pegasus, says committed to security

November 29, 2019 6:46 am

Ravi Shankar Prasad says govt wants to conduct an audit of WhatsApp’s security systems.

Parliament panel votes in favour of taking up WhatsApp snooping issue

November 20, 2019 8:41 pm

Sources said the casting vote of Tharoor in favour of taking up the issue, which has become a political row with opposition members raising the matter in Parliament, sealed a long-heated discussion, with secretaries to Home, and Electronics and Information Technology ministries being kept waiting for over two hours.

CERT-In issued notice to WhatsApp seeking info on Pegasus spyware: Ravi Shankar Prasad

November 20, 2019 8:10 pm

Last month, the Facebook-owned company had revealed that Indian journalists and human rights activists were among those globally spied upon by unnamed entities using Pegasus spyware.