Pegasus spyware reportedly used to hack phones of journalists, politicians in India
New Delhi: The Wire and other publications reported that phone numbers of two union ministers, opposition party leaders, journalists, and businessmen have been found on a database hacked that used Israeli spyware 'Pegasus'. Israeli firm NSO Group has a license for a military-grade spyware Pegasus.
The spyware was used to hack the phones of human rights activists, journalists, politicians, business executives, and others. Data of around 300 Indians was also leaked. However, Centre dismissed the report. It is reported that the leaked database was accessed by Paris-based Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International and shared with other news organisations in the name of ‘Pegasus Project’.