A huge story this week. WhatsApp was the vector for attacks earlier this year which, if successful, grant access to a victim's device. Given India's rocky relationship with Facebook following the past ban on its Internet.org program, and pushback to its current efforts to introduce WhatsApp Pay, the situation is fairly explosive at this point. The software -- called Pegasus -- was developed by an Israeli firm.
India is asking WhatsApp to explain link
But the government is said to have known about Pegasus before link
It may also have spread into other apps link
While other government officials worldwide are said to have been targets for Pegasus clients linkRead more...