Pegasus Spyware Runs Roughshod over Human Rights
The Pegasus Project is a collaborative effort by a number of media and advocacy organizations around to the world. With their work, they are shining a light on nation state use a specific malware tool: Pegasus spyware.
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The Pegasus Project shines a light on an area of cybersecurity not often seen. A collaborative effort across the globe, this reporting dives deeply into the Pegasus spyware sold by the NSO Group and how it’s been used around the world.
[00:00:11] There is a lot to this story and I strongly recommend that you read all of the analysis.
The use of Pegasus is a clear example of what happens when nation states leverage malware to their advantage. Any individual or organization facing a nation state adversary is at an almost insurmountable disadvantage.
[00:00:28] What this situation does highlight is the need for an active, engaged, and well-supported security research community. Security researchers that find vulnerabilities and then responsibly disclose them have a disproportionately positive impact on our security.
[00:00:42] Reporting one critical iPhone vulnerability to Apple so that they can fix it, improves the security of over 1 billion users.
We need to embrace the security research community and help them where we can. It won’t stop issues like Pegasus, but it will help even the odds a little bit.
from the Washington Post, “Takeaways from the Pegasus Project”
also from the Washington Post, “Private Israeli spyware used to hack cellphones of journalists, activists worldwide”
The Guardian’s coverage, “The Pegasus project”
Amnesty International with, “Pegasus Project: Apple iPhones compromised by NSO spyware”