Pegasus, the State Department’s phone spyware: What you need to know

Pegasus spyware on State Department phone

Software aiming at activists, journalists, and CEOs was also found on US government phones, according to reports. Apple has filed a lawsuit against its Israeli maker, NSO Group. It’s a serious case of cyber espionage. On 37 phones belonging to activists, rights campaigners, journalists, and enterprises, security experts identified evidence of attempted or successful installations of Pegasus. Its a malware manufactured by the Israeli cybersecurity firm NSO Group. They appear to have been the subject of covert surveillance by software designed to help governments track down criminals and terrorists.