Cloud services provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) has shut down infrastructure linked to Israeli surveillance firm NSO group which is alleged to be a Pegasus spyware that is used to target politicians & journalists across countries including India. The malware can easily target the mobile phones of politicians, activists & businessmen to track their activities. The digital forensics held by Amnesty international’s Security Lab had reported that the hacking activity used the Amazon CloudFront services. Digital media platform Vice is said to have revealed that AWS had shut down the NSO group’s infrastructure. Political Indian leaders including Union IT minister Ashwini Vaishnav, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi & former Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa had been spied on by the virus.
Source: Economic Times