The public notice also asked such citizens to explain why they believe their devices may have been breached by Pegasus spyware, and whether they are in a position to allow the technical committee to investigate these devices.
“Those who suspect that their equipment has been breached should send an email to the technical committee before January 7, 2022,” said a public notice issued in leading newspapers on Sunday.
“If the Committee considers that your cause for suspicion warrants further investigation, the Committee will request you to allow your equipment to be examined,” the notice said.
It said, “The committee has requested that any citizen of India who suspects that his mobile phone has been breached due to the exclusive use of Pegasus spyware developed by NSO Group of Israel, may be contacted by the Supreme Court appointed technical officer.” The committee should be contacted.
“You must also provide reasons why you believe that your device has been breached by Pegasus spyware, and whether you are in a position to allow the technical committee to examine your device,” the notice said.
The committee will give an acknowledgment of receipt of the equipment and give a digital photograph to the user for their records.
The notice states that the place of collection of the mobile phone will be at New Delhi and it will be returned after completion of investigation/search.
It is known that last year an international media consortium, in which the wire As part of the Pegasus Project, it was revealed that the phones of politicians, journalists, activists, Supreme Court officials were allegedly hacked or monitored through Pegasus spyware from Israel’s NSO Group Company. But were.
In this episode from 18th July 2021 the wire Including 17 media organizations around the world began publishing a database of more than 50,000 leaked mobile numbers that were being monitored or potentially under surveillance through Pegasus spyware.
According to this investigation, a leaked list of thousands of telephone numbers of people of interest to clients of multiple governments, of Israeli surveillance technology company NSO Group, contains 300 verified Indian numbers, who have been asked by ministers, opposition leaders, journalists, judiciary, etc. It has been used by associated people, businessmen, government officials, rights activists etc.
NSO Group sells this military grade spyware only to governments. The Indian government has neither denied nor confirmed the purchase of Pegasus.
After this disclosure came to light, a big political controversy had arisen about it in the country and around the world. Following this, the Supreme Court on 27 October 2021 constituted a three-member committee of cyber experts to investigate the alleged use of Pegasus, Israel’s spy software, to monitor certain people in India. This committee was constituted under the supervision of former Supreme Court judge RV Raveendran.
The Supreme Court had directed that a committee of experts to investigate whether the government has used military-grade private Israeli Pegasus spyware to spy on opposition leaders, activists, industrialists, judges and journalists.
(with input from news agency language)
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