NSO Pegasus – Surveillance Software

An interesting story is running on the Guardian newspaper (UK) about Pegasus, “the spyware manufactured by NSO Group, the Israeli purveyor of weapons of mass surveillance“.

Huge data leak shatters the lie that the innocent need not fear surveillance

The story mentions how the software, when installed, can be used to convert a mobile phone into a surveillance device enabling others to extract emails and media, photos and location, and can activate the microphone/camera to surreptitiously record the user in real-time.

also read the story by Amnesty International at

Massive data leak reveals Israeli NSO Group’s spyware used to target activists, journalists, and political leaders globally

and technical details of their Security Lab’s in-depth forensic investigations at

Forensic Methodology Report: How to catch NSO Group’s Pegasus

The work of the NSO Group is described on their website at

https://www.nsogroup.com/

NSO creates technology that helps government agencies prevent and investigate terrorism and crime to save thousands of lives around the globe“.

and they state:

NSO Group licenses its products only to government intelligence and law enforcement agencies for the sole purpose of preventing and investigating terror and serious crime. Our vetting process goes beyond legal and regulatory requirements to ensure the lawful use of our technology as designed.