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BY : NEHA SHAHAB


PEGASUS IS A SPYWARE DEVELOPED BY NSO GROUP , AN ISRAIL SURVEILLANCE FIRM THAT HELPS SPIES HACK INTO PHONES.

 IN 2019 THEN WHATSAPP SUED THE FIRM IN A US COURT , THE MATTER CAME INTO LIGHT. IN JULY 2021 , AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ALONG WITH 13 MEDIA OUTLETS ACROSS THE GLOBE RELEASED A REPORT ON HOW THE SPYWARE WAS USED TO SNOOP INDIVIDUALS , INCLUDING INDIANS.WHILE NSO CLAIMS THAT ITS SPYWARE IS SOLD ONLY TO GOVERNMENT AND NONE OF THE NATIONS HAVE COME FORWARD TO ACCEPT THE CLAIMS.

THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA ON THURSDAY MADE IT CLEAR THAT THE TRUTH HAS TO COME OUT REALLY SOON IN THE PEGASUS SNOOPING ISSUE. 

THIS SPYWARE TARGETED THE MINISTERS , PARLIAMENTARIES , ACTIVISTS , JOURNALISTS , CIVILIANS. IN INDIA , THE NAMES OF 125 POTENTIAL TARGETS OUT OF 300 ODD VERIFIED ONES FROM OVER 2000 INDIAN NUMBER FOUND ON THE LEAKED LIST HAVE BEEN MADE PUBLIC.

FRANCE PRIME MINISTER , EMMANEUL MACRON PHONE NUMBER ARE IN THE LEAKED DATABASE AND HE HAS ASKED THE ISREAL PRIME MINISTER NAFTALI BENETT FOR A PROPER INVESTIGATION.