Even iPhone is not safe from Pegasus, WhatsApp CEO also made a big deal on spying software
Pegasus is once again in the news. According to media reports, journalists, activists, and many people are being monitored using Pegasus spyware. Pegasus is made by the Israeli company NSO Group. With this, WhatsApp chats can also be read. Now the CEO of WhatsApp has given a statement on this.
Pegasus is very advanced and powerful software. With its help, people can be spied on. Apple has been consistently claiming that iPhones are the safest devices, but Pegasus can target both iPhones and Androids.
WhatsApp head Will Cathcart has come out on this news. He has said that the dangerous spyware of NSO Group is being used for human rights abuses across the world. It needs to be stopped. Will Cathcart has made many tweets about this. He has told how WhatsApp fought with the tools of NSO in 2019.
He has further said that it depends on the unknown vulnerability of the mobile operating system. For this reason, it is necessary to spread awareness about it. He said that in 2019, more than 100 cases were reported in 20 countries targeting journalists and human rights defenders. The report shows this time it is happening on a very large scale.
He has claimed that the primary device of the people in the smartphone. The company and the government should make every effort to increase internet security. Our security freedom depends on it.
Kaspersky reported in 2017 that Pegasus is a highly rated spyware or modular malware. Many reports have come out regarding this. This tool can also be installed in the target device with just a miss call.
Even the latest iPhone from Pegasus is not safe. According to a report by AmnestyTech, even iOS 14.6 devices can be hacked to install Pegasus software. According to the report, NSO Group can also break the latest iPhone.
There is a lot of discussion going on about Pegasus right now. According to some reports, the government of many countries is using it. Through this, journalists and activists are being targeted.