The Israel-based NSO Group is the maker of Pegasus, a spyware that can infiltrate smartphones and other devices, extract information from them, and even control their functions such as turning on a camera.
Suspecting that the five cases of spying on Catalans revealed by WhatsApp only scratched the surface, Elies Campo turned to The Citizen Lab, where he led the investigation that discovered approximately sixty more cases of spying with Pegasus.
The European Commission has decided to launch an investigation on the Pegasus Project. An investigative consortium formed by Forbidden Stories, Amnesty International and 17 media organisations revealed on Sunday that at least 10 governments had allegedly employed military spyware for illegal surveillance of journalists, lawyers, businessmen and members of civil society, Euractiv.com reports. “We are […]