“Lawful Intercept” Spyware Being Illegally Used in the Wild, Researchers Say

“Lawful Intercept” Spyware Being Illegally Used in the Wild, Researchers Say

Security researchers from Citizen Lab in Toronto recently reported that a spyware called Pegasus, which was developed by Israeli cybersecurity firm NSO, is being used to conduct illegal cross-border surveillance in some of the 45 countries it has been deployed in.

The researchers say that the malware also known as Trident can operate on both iOS and Android where it can be used by hackers to record conversations, steal private messages, exfiltrate photos.

The spyware has been sold to a number of government agencies as a “lawful intercept” software. However, it is now being currently used in countries where surveillance on citizens are forbidden.

 

Source: ZDNet

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