Project Pegasus: Global news organizations reveal expansive investigation of NSO Group “zero click” surveillance software
Seventeen news organizations around the globe have launched Project Pegasus, a hard-hitting investigative report of the Israel-based NSO group. The news project is eponymously concerned with Pegasus, the cyberespionage tool developed by the NSO Group.
On Tuesday, Amnesty International stated that French President Emmanual Macron was included on a list of 14 current or former heads of state who were potentially targeted for hacking through a product called Pegasus made by the Israeli spyware firm NSO Group. The organization called the incident an unprecedented revelation
“Colleagues of slain Javier Valdez Cárdenas, known for investigating drug cartels, were targeted just days after his death. Of six messages analyzed (though more were received), several contained links shortened with bit.ly that ultimately pointed to known exploit URLs, while others included links directly containing previously–identified NSO Group exploit domains.