Pegasus word is derived from Greek mythology, a mythological white horse with wings it was called Pegasus. But today,in our modern world, Pegasus is a spyware.
Spyware are dangerous software viruses that secretly get into your computer or smart phones and give your data to other people.
They can access your camera. They may even record your videos through the device’s camera or any other data like your WhatsApp chats or photos. They can extract all to give them to someone else. Basically ,spying on you is what these spyware do.
How do spyware like ‘Pegasus’ enter your phone? Earlier, you would’ve gotten a link through SMS or on WhatsApp. Once
You click on that link your phone could’ve been infected. But today, they’ve improved their technology so much that you don’t have to click on the link .They’ll send u WhatsApp message or leave a missed call on your number even if u don’t receive the call, the Pegasus spyware can infect your phone and that’s why it’s so dangerous and shocking. they just need to know the phone number .it can attack both android and iOS devices and once it has affected the phone, it can do virtually anything .
The Pegasus spyware is developed by an Israeli company, the NSO GROUP .the full form of NSO is N(Niv Carmi) , S(Shalev Hulio),O(Omri Lavie) basically ,the names of the three founders of this company.
Why did NSO make the PEGASUS ? NSO claims that they created Pegasus so that government intelligence and law Enforcement agencies can use this to fight against crime and terrorism. For example, the Mexican government has said that they used the Pegasus spyware to capture the Mexican drug lord EI Chappo.
But here comes the twist in the story now ,in the recent leak which also included the name of a Mexican journalist .the Mexican government has allegedly spied on a Mexican journalist using this spyware . That Mexican journalist had exposed several corruption scams in Mexico . Later this Mexican journalist was murdered.