Spyware Pegasus developed by Israel based NSO Group (Q-cyber Technologies) is again in trend as after spying on over 1400 Journalists, Human-right activists, and members of civil society, Now Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Phone hacked through the WhatsApp Spyware.
Pegasus is not normal spyware but a highly sophisticated one. The targeted victim will receive a video call and even without answering the malicious code will inject in the device and the device gets infected.
In May 2019, Citizen Lab discovered this spyware. Last week, the NSO group denied direct use of its software while WhatsApp claimed that the group is directly involved.
The Company has evidence of NSO Group’s direct involvement in the attack. The attackers used servers associated with NSO. Now, we are seeking to hold NSO accountable under U.S. state and federal laws, including the US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.Will Cathcart, WhatsApp Head
WhatsApp further gets supported by Citizen Lab to find the victims and save them from the threats. While NSO Group Spokesperson denied the allegations and further said to take actions when their product is used for other purposes.
In the strongest possible terms, we dispute today’s allegations and will vigorously fight them.NSO Group Spokesperson
WhatsApp will continue to do everything we can within our code, and within the courts of law, to help protect the privacy and security of our users everywhereWill Cathcart, WhatsApp Head
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee, and Former Union Minister Praful Patel claimed that their WhatsApp has been hacked by the government.
When WhatsApp sent messages to all those whose phones were hacked, one such message was also received by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Bhartiya Jasoos Party (the government) was silent on the issue “despite knowing about it”.Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala
There come to no answers from the ruling party yet. While it becomes an area of concern that the privacy of not only common citizens but leaders also in danger. Yes, Privacy is a myth.