Pegasus, a spyware developed by the Israeli cyberarms firm NSO Group, has recently made headlines due to its alleged use in hacking the cellphones of journalists, activists, and public figures. Reports have emerged of Pegasus being used to target individuals in various countries, including Jordan, Germany, and Spain. The spyware's alleged involvement in these incidents has raised concerns about privacy, surveillance, and the potential misuse of powerful cyber tools.
Pegasus is known for its ability to covertly infiltrate mobile devices running most versions of iOS and Android. Once installed, it can access and extract a wide range of data, including messages, emails, and location information. NSO Group has stated that Pegasus is intended for use by government agencies to combat terrorism and crime. However, the recent revelations have sparked debates about the regulation and oversight of surveillance technologies, as well as the potential impact on freedom of the press and individual privacy.