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The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab found evidence that Pegasus spyware was being used to listen in on UK government networks for 10 Downing Street and the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices (FCO) in 2020 and 2021.
Israeli-based NSO Group sells Pegasus spyware to governments to conduct surveillance by infecting phones with malicious surveillance software. Pegasus is essentially a complete surveillance toolkit generally sold to nation-states at prices that could be millions of US dollars. The software can extract the contents of a phone and give the operator access to any texts, photographs, the camera, and the microphone. This provides the Pegasus with the operator the ability to conduct real-time surveillance, e.g., private meetings. Pegasus is used for several surveillance purposes, e.g. by law enforcement tracking criminals or for authoritarians/governments listening in on people of interest such as journalists and activists to quash dissent. For example, Spain has recently been reported as being implicated in the use of Pegasus (and Candiru) to spy on 65 individuals related to Catalonia’s government.