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Hackers got into the phones of European Commission employees using Pegasus malware

Last time updated
28.07.22
Hackers got into the phones of European Commission employees using Pegasus malware

An EU investigation finds evidence that unknown cybercriminals have hacked phones used by high-ranking officials from European Commission using Pegasus malware.

Pegasus is a product of the Israeli company NSO. The firm has several back offices in Luxembourg. The NSO spokesman promised to cooperate with the investigation.

This is not the first time that NSO’s program has been used to hack public figures’ devices. Hungarian investigative journalist Szabolcs Pagni is one of the earlier victims of the Pegasus hack. In a Delano interview last year, he stated that countries like Luxembourg are complicit in cybercrimes.

“These countries allow such companies to operate and pay taxes on their territory. It turns out that the countries themselves benefit from the profits made by spying on journalists, political opponents and human rights activists,” Pagni said.

The European Data Protection Supervisory Authority has already proposed to ban Pegasus. NSO employees, in response to the accusations, assure that they sell o only to verified customers. Initially, the program was created to fight terrorism and crime.

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Last time updated
28.07.22

Source: delano.lu

Authors: Danila

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