The controversy of spyware Pegasus in Israel is not taking its name to stop. Lawmakers on Tuesday demanded a parliamentary inquiry into the police's alleged use of the spyware on civilians. According to the report of the Hebrew-language newspaper Calcalist, in 2020, the police used the spyware Pegasus created by NSO to spy on politicians and ordinary citizens involved in the protests against the then Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Police also hacked the phones of two mayors and several other Israelis on suspicion of corruption. No court permission was sought for this in any way. Police said that he acted within the confines of the law. At the same time, NSO Group declined to say anything, citing rules on not disclosing the identities of its customers.
Earlier this month a notice was issued in the newspapers. This public notice said that those who suspect that their equipment has been hacked will have to inform the technical committee via email. It was also said that if the committee felt that there was a need to test, then the committee would request to allow the equipment to be tested.
The notice also said that the reason would have to be given as to how the device was detected to have been breached with Pegasus malware. are in a position to allow the Technical Committee to test their equipment. The committee will give an acknowledgment of receipt of the equipment and give a digital picture to the user for their record.
Phones of 11 officers hacked in America through Pegasus
Last month i.e. in December, information about the mobile phones of 11 US State Department officials was revealed, which were hacked using the popular Pegasus software of Israel's NSO Group. US officials whose phones were hacked and their conversations and chats were listened to.