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Pegasus spyware and the use of cyberweapons

NSO said they created their Pegasus spyware to be used by governments to fight against criminal and terrorist activity. 👮‍♀️

However, their software has been linked to a list of 50.000 numbers. And The Washington Post reports that out of 1000 people identified in the list, there are 65 business executives, 85 human rights activists, 189 journalists, more than 600 politicians and government officials,10 Prime ministers, three presidents of States, and a King. 🔎

Thanks to Pegasus's sophisticated techniques, it can get access and remain undetected to Heads of State and prime ministers' smartphones, even if they are secured and protected by their Security and Intelligence staff. 🕶

Also, Devil's Tongue, a spy software created by the Israeli company Candiru capable of hijacking data from Windows PCs, Macs, iPhones, and Android devices, has been linked to some nation-state malware attacks. 🧨

Both NSO and Candiru have been categorized as "Private-sector offensive actors" or companies that sell cyberweapons to government agencies worldwide. 🔫

As it happens with traditional weapons, governments can use this technology to protect and protect their citizens. But, if they fell into the hands of criminal gangs, they may constitute a severe threat to people's privacy and can facilitate all kinds of criminal and terrorist attacks. 💣

Do you agree this is a critical issue for the general population's safety? 🤔

What do you think we should do regarding international regulation and control of cyberweapons like these? 🤔

Link to The Washington Post's article:

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