Articles about NSO Group

Will pass order without Centre's affidavit: SC reserves Pegasus judgment

13 Sep 2021

Will pass order without Centre's affidavit: SC reserves Pegasus judgment

The Supreme Court Monday reserved interim orders on a batch of petitions in the Pegasus surveillance case.

Pegasus case: Supreme Court adjourns hearing till September 13

07 Sep 2021

Pegasus case: Supreme Court adjourns hearing till September 13

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on a plea seeking an investigation into the Pegasus surveillance scandal.

Supreme Court to pass comprehensive order on Pegasus next week

25 Aug 2021

Supreme Court to pass comprehensive order on Pegasus next week

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will pass a comprehensive order on the Pegasus surveillance scandal next week.

Pegasus: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre

17 Aug 2021

Pegasus: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre on a batch of petitions seeking a probe into the alleged Pegasus snooping scandal.

Pegasus row: Centre to set up probe committee; denies allegations

16 Aug 2021

Pegasus row: Centre to set up probe committee; denies allegations

In an affidavit submitted before the Supreme Court, the Centre has "unequivocally" denied allegations that the government used military-grade spyware Pegasus to hack the phones of journalists, lawyers, and activists.

Pegasus case: Snooping allegations serious if true, says Supreme Court

05 Aug 2021

Pegasus case: Snooping allegations serious if true, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that the allegations emerging in the Pegasus snooping scandal are serious if they are correct.

Editors Guild of India approaches SC seeking probe into Pegasus

03 Aug 2021

Editors Guild of India approaches SC seeking probe into Pegasus

The Editors Guild of India (EGI) on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court, seeking a probe into alleged surveillance mounted on Indian citizens by using the Pegasus spyware.

Union Minister calls Pegasus scandal 'non-issue'; says Opposition's behavior 'unfortunate'

30 Jul 2021

Union Minister calls Pegasus scandal 'non-issue'; says Opposition's behavior 'unfortunate'

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi Friday said the Pegasus spyware controversy was a "non-issue" and the government will only discuss issues related to people.

Amid Pegasus row, LS rushes 5 bills in 44 mins

31 Jul 2021

Amid Pegasus row, LS rushes 5 bills in 44 mins

The Monsoon Session of Parliament has seen repeated disruptions amid protests by the Opposition over the Pegasus spyware controversy.

SC to hear plea seeking probe into Pegasus next week

30 Jul 2021

SC to hear plea seeking probe into Pegasus next week

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the petition filed by journalists N Ram and Sashi Kumar seeking a probe into the Pegasus snooping scandal.

Journalists N Ram, Sashi Kumar move SC over Pegasus scandal

27 Jul 2021

Journalists N Ram, Sashi Kumar move SC over Pegasus scandal

Senior journalists N Ram and Sashi Kumar have approached the Supreme Court seeking an independent investigation into the alleged Pegasus snooping scandal.

Former BSF chief, Arvind Kejriwal's aide feature on Pegasus list

26 Jul 2021

Former BSF chief, Arvind Kejriwal's aide feature on Pegasus list

The former chief of the Border Security Force (BSF), a senior Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer, a retired Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) officer, and two former Army officials were among potential targets for surveillance through the Pegasus spyware, The Wire reported on Monday.

Here's what Amnesty really said about the Pegasus controversy

23 Jul 2021

Here's what Amnesty really said about the Pegasus controversy

Global human rights group Amnesty International said in an official statement that it fully stands by the findings of the Pegasus Project.

Pegasus: Amnesty says never claimed leaked numbers were actually hacked

22 Jul 2021

Pegasus: Amnesty says never claimed leaked numbers were actually hacked

Human rights group Amnesty International said in a fresh statement that it never claimed the controversial list of phone numbers leaked over the weekend were actually spied on using the Pegasus spyware.

Pegasus row: Parliamentary panel to question Centre on July 28

21 Jul 2021

Pegasus row: Parliamentary panel to question Centre on July 28

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary Committee on Information and Technology (IT) will take up the Pegasus scandal for inquiry on July 28.

Congress government in Karnataka fell due to Pegasus, says party

21 Jul 2021

Congress government in Karnataka fell due to Pegasus, says party

The phone numbers of those linked to the former Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress government in Karnataka were reportedly surveilled at the time when the coalition government crumbled in 2019.

Governments need to hold NSO's spyware Pegasus accountable: WhatsApp CEO

19 Jul 2021

Governments need to hold NSO's spyware Pegasus accountable: WhatsApp CEO

WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart on Sunday criticized the controversial spyware Pegasus for its alleged role in breaching the privacy of individuals by hacking their mobile phones across the globe.

'Attempt to malign our democracy': IT Minister on Pegasus controversy

19 Jul 2021

'Attempt to malign our democracy': IT Minister on Pegasus controversy

Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Union Minister for Information Technology, today said in the Parliament that the "Pegasus Project" is an attempt to malign our democracy and its institutions.

Phones of politicians, journalists reportedly hacked; Indian government denies involvement

19 Jul 2021

Phones of politicians, journalists reportedly hacked; Indian government denies involvement

India is committed to safeguarding the right to privacy of all its citizens, the central government said late on Sunday, responding to reports that mobile numbers of hundreds of Indians were hacked using a spyware.

Israeli firm spied on WhatsApp users via US servers: Facebook

26 Apr 2020

Israeli firm spied on WhatsApp users via US servers: Facebook

In a shocking development, Facebook has accused Israeli security firm NSO Group of using servers located in the US to launch a coordinated spyware attack on hundreds of users of WhatsApp, its main messaging service.

After spyware hack, Indian Government plans security audit of WhatsApp

29 Nov 2019

After spyware hack, Indian Government plans security audit of WhatsApp

WhatsApp has come under the scanner of the Indian Government.

Want to keep your WhatsApp chats safe? Update app now

19 Nov 2019

Want to keep your WhatsApp chats safe? Update app now

A few weeks after the NSO Group debacle (wherein a malware was injected into WhatsApp for snooping), the messaging service is facing flak for another vulnerability in its system, a bug that hackers can exploit to snoop on your phone.

Leaving WhatsApp after hack? Other chat apps aren't secure either

11 Nov 2019

Leaving WhatsApp after hack? Other chat apps aren't secure either

The recent WhatsApp attack that compromised private chats of as many as 1,400 people, including Indian activists and journalists, has triggered a wave of departures.

121 Indians may have been snooped: WhatsApp in September alert

03 Nov 2019

121 Indians may have been snooped: WhatsApp in September alert

Even as Indian authorities previously claimed that WhatsApp failed to alert them about a privacy breach by Israeli spyware, the Facebook-owned company reportedly issued two notifications in May and September.

Alerted Indian government about privacy breach, says WhatsApp; Centre denies

02 Nov 2019

Alerted Indian government about privacy breach, says WhatsApp; Centre denies

On Friday, Facebook-owned WhatsApp clarified that it had informed Indian authorities about a privacy breach on its platform in May.

Several Indian activists, journalists targeted by Israeli WhatsApp spyware

31 Oct 2019

Several Indian activists, journalists targeted by Israeli WhatsApp spyware

In a shocking disclosure, WhatsApp has revealed that Israeli spyware Pegasus was used to snoop on the messages of several Indian journalists and activists.

WhatsApp is suing an Israeli firm for spying on users

30 Oct 2019

WhatsApp is suing an Israeli firm for spying on users

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has sued Israeli security firm NSO Group for developing and injecting malware into its messaging service and using the same for spying on over 1,400 people.

Critical Android vulnerability affects Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi smartphones

05 Oct 2019

Critical Android vulnerability affects Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi smartphones

In a major incident, Google's security researchers have flagged critical unpatched zero-day vulnerability, in the company's own Android operating system.

This iPhone lightning cable can hack your PC: Here's how

19 Aug 2019

This iPhone lightning cable can hack your PC: Here's how

Often, hackers use malicious USB drives to break into a computer and steal files from it.

This tool can steal data from iCloud, Google Drive

20 Jul 2019

This tool can steal data from iCloud, Google Drive

An Israeli company, by the name of NSO Group, is selling a dangerous hacking tool, one that can be used to mine your personal files from Google Drive and iCloud.

WhatsApp breach: How to secure your app on Android, iOS

16 May 2019

WhatsApp breach: How to secure your app on Android, iOS

WhatsApp, which enjoys a strong user base of over a billion users, was recently targeted by hackers, attacking mobile phones through the voice calling functionality of the app.

Update WhatsApp! Attackers injecting spyware through a single voice call

14 May 2019

Update WhatsApp! Attackers injecting spyware through a single voice call

If you don't want your phone to be taken over by hackers, update WhatsApp immediately.