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The Wire, a digital news platform, as part of a global collaborative investigative project has revealed that the Pegasus spyware was used to target over 300 mobile phone numbers in India – including that of several journalists, political leaders, and business persons.
In this episode, first Indian Express’ (IE) Aashish Aryan, talks about what the report has revealed so far, what we know about the spyware Pegasus, and the Israeli firm NSO that developed it.
Next, Nandagopal Rajan, who writes on technology for IE, explains why Pegasus is the most powerful spyware out there, the reasons why it is almost impossible to detect or stop, and what you can do to avoid getting attacked by it.
And in the end, Ritika Chopra, whose name features on the list of potential targets of surveillance, shares her reaction to the story, and whether the dangers of such hacking affects her reporting.
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