A notorious spyware program was deployed during war for the first time

Thursday, May 25, 2023 - 13:03 in Mathematics & Economics

Nov 05, 2020: Civilian building hit by Azerbaijani armed forces during a missile strike on the villages near Stepanakert. Deposit Photos The notorious Pegasus software exploit developed by the Israeli tech company NSO Group has allegedly been used for the first time as a weapon against civilians in an international conflict. According to a new report, the software is being used to spy on experts, journalists, and others critical of Azerbaijan’s incursion into the territories of Nagorno-Karabakh in Armenia. Reports of potentially the first documented case of a sovereign state utilizing the commercial spyware during a cross-border conflict comes courtesy of the digital rights group, Access Now, in collaboration with CyberHUB-AM, the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, Amnesty International’s Security Lab, and independent mobile security...

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