Pegasus Scandal: Senior Journalists Request Supreme Court to Order Probe.
New Delhi :- Senior journalists seeking a probe from the Supreme Court and citing leading publications, the petition said that global investigations involving several prominent publications across the world and reports of The Wire have revealed that there are more than 142 countries in India. The individuals were being monitored using Pegasus spyware from the Israeli firm NSO.
Senior journalists N Ram and Shashi Kumar in a petition filed in the Supreme Court . A current or former judge called for an investigation into reports of Israeli Pegasus spyware allegedly being used to spy on opposition leaders, two union ministers and 40 journalists. .
Key points of the petitioners:
Has the Government of India obtained a license for spyware.
Whether it has been used for any kind of surveillance, directly or indirectly.
Senior journalists N Ram and Shashi Kumar have filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking disclosure of these points. The petitioners have urged the Supreme Court to direct the government to disclose these points.
Forensic analysis of several mobile phones of people listed as potential targets by Amnesty International’s security laboratory has confirmed the security breaches. According to a report by Amnesty International, Pegasus attack is not easily detected and it easily steals user information.
The data of opposition leaders and journalists and business people is included in the list of 300 phones in India on the list of possible targets on the NSO database, but it is not yet fully proven that all the phones were hacked.