In fact, the cost of spying on people by putting Pegasus in their smartphones runs into crores. The Israeli firm charges an installation fee of $500,000 (around Rs 3.7 crore), $650,000 (Rs 4.8 crore) to spy on 10 iPhones or Android users; $500,000 to spy on five BlackBerry users; or $300,000 (Rs 2.23 crore) to spy on five Symbian users ...What is Pegasus spyware and why is it so dangerous?
According to a 2016 New York Times report, the NSO — which claims to deal with only authorised governments — doesn't sell its spyware cheap. Created by Israel-based surveillance tech company NSO Group, the Pegasus spyware was allegedly used to hack into smartphones of ministers, opposition leaders and journalists in India.What is the cost of spying on people by putting Pegasus?
In fact, the cost of spying on people by putting Pegasus in their smartphones runs into crores.Does NSO use Pegasus spyware?
“NSO licenses Pegasus to sovereign states and state agencies, does not operate Pegasus,has no visibility into its usage, and does not collect information about customers,” as per the company. Is Pegasus a mass surveillance tool As per NSO Group, Pegasus is not a mass surveillance technology.