Pegasus was sold for lawful use only

what-is-malware-as-a-serviceThe NSO Group, an organization that reportedly specializes in ‘cyber-war’ which combined three iOS zero-day vulnerabliities into Pegasus malware claims that the malware was only sold to governnments under signed agreements to be used in a lawful manner. Spokesperson of the group, Zamir Dahbash told the Washington Post that “Specifically, the products may only be used for the prevention and investigation of crimes.” But according to SCMagazine, researchers suspect that the malware was used to target an activist, Ahmed Mansoor, who originally sent the malware to Lookout and Citizen Lab for examination.

Uses who fear that they have been infected by Pegasus can use Lookout mobile apps to check their devices. All users are encouraged to update their devices to iOS 9.3.5.


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