New disclosure in espionage case: Anil Ambani and former CBI chief Alok Verma also named in Pegasus spyware list

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Two more big names have been revealed in the list of spy software Pegasus of Israeli company NSO. According to the news portal ‘The Wire’, the names of industrialist Anil Ambani and former CBI chief Alok Verma were also included in the spy list.

According to the report, Alok Verma was sacked from the post of former CBI chief by the central government in 2018. Shortly thereafter, Verma’s name was included in the list of Pegasus. Along with this, Anil Ambani and his wife are also involved with Tony Jesudasan, Corporate Communication Officer of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani (ADA) Group.

However, the report also said that it cannot be confirmed whether Anil Ambani is currently using the same phone number. There is no response from ADA at this time.

Pegasus got the numbers wrong
After this list surfaced, Pegasus’ parent company NSO Group has called it an international conspiracy. The company said, ‘The list of countries using Pegasus is completely wrong. Many of them are not even Pegasus clients.

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The NSO Group has also rubbished the report released on Sunday on phone hacking. The NSO statement said, “The report is replete with false assumptions and unconfirmed theories. This report is not based on solid facts. The details given in the report are far from reality.

This is how Pegasus software works
Through Pegasus, a link is sent to the phone of the target person through SMS, WhatsApp, iMessage (on iPhone) or any other means. This link is sent with a message that the target clicks on it once. Spyware gets activated in the phone with just one click. Once activated, it breaks into the phone’s SMS, email, WhatsApp chat, contact book, GPS data, photo and video library, calendar, etc.

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