A major media investigation has found evidence of the use of malicious software by governments around the world, including allegations of spying on prominent individuals. There are often reports that with the help of this, the phones of many people were hacked. People are trying to know what it is and how it hacks people’s phones and WhatsApp.
What is Pegasus?
This spyware has been called the “Most Sophisticated” phone hacking tool. It has been used so many times, whose stories we are still hearing today. Significantly, the NSO Group has confirmed the existence of Pegasus. However, the Israeli company has also said that it only sells the equipment to governments and is not responsible for its misuse. The surprising thing is that after the phone is hacked with this spyware, the user does not even know. It can hack your device and get information about all the apps including WhatsApp.
How does Pegasus work?
Pegasus is a program that if inserted into a smartphone phone, a hacker can obtain information about that smartphone’s microphone, camera, audio and text messages, email and even location. It should also be noted that Pegasus is a complex and costly malware designed to spy on individuals of particular interest, so the average user shouldn’t be afraid of being targeted.
How to avoid this spyware?
Although this spyware is quite sophisticated, many companies have made apps and phone security very good. As such, there is nothing to worry about. If you use the latest version of apps on your iPhone or Android, your phone will be less likely to get hacked. Keep checking the security of your social media accounts from time to time and take necessary steps. If you come across a suspicious message or link, don’t click on it.