Since Forbidden Stories and other publications broke the stories, Pegasus news has been all around the web. Here, you’ll find the latest Pegasus updates. Whether they are political developments or new ways to know if Pegasus has infected your phone, we’ll keep updating them here.
We’ve covered some of the big basic questions you may have about Pegasus. You can check out the linked article to know in-depth about Pegasus. Here are the latest and important updates about Pegasus that we know so far –
Pegasus Story So Far
On 21 July 2021, Amnesty and 80 journalists from around the world covered stories on “The Pegasus Project.” Based on a list of 50,000 leaked Pegasus targets, publications around the world disclosed how governments are using Pegasus spyware on journalists, activists, and dissenters.
You can use a Mobile Verification Toolkit and check if your phone is affected by Pegasus. After reports of Pegasus infecting iPhones, Apple also issued a statement about the company working to catch up with Israeli spyware. There are still doubts about the degree of Pegasus infections on Android phones.
Political Fallout Of Pegasus
The spyware, named after the flying horse from Greek mythology,, has also shaken political balances. With the names of high-profile leaders, journalists, and activists on the list, it took a political turn really quickly.
Made by an Israel-based company, NSO Group, Pegasus is sold to governments and government agencies around the world. Reportedly, 45 governments are clients of NSO Group.
Phone numbers of many high-profile Indians were present in the leaked list of targets. However, the Indian government has so far not answered the question of whether India is using Pegasus.
On July 28, a Parliamentary Committee on Information and Technology will question the Indian government about Pegasus use.
Pegasus Latest Updates
21 July 2021: Investigations Begin
Coming to the latest updates on Pegasus, multiple investigations into its use have started. So far, NSO Group has announced that it’ll look into any potential misuse of Pegasus. The company has also called the list of leaked numbers a fake.
Israel is also starting an inter-ministerial investigation into the use of Pegasus. The team is headed by Israel’s National Security Council. French President Emmanuel Macron was among the leaders targeted by spyware. So France has also started its own investigation into Pegasus.