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WhatsApp Snoopgate: MHA denies Govt purchased Israeli spyware Pegasus

Nov 02, 2019 17:31 IST

The Indian government denied purchasing the Israeli spyware Pegasus that was reportedly used to snoop on about 1,400 WhatsApp users globally, including over 20 human rights activists and journalists in India. Replying to an RTI (Right to Information) query dated October 23, the Ministry of Home Affairs said that there’s no such information available with them. Meanwhile, the IT ministry has sought a detailed response from WhatsApp by Nov 4 explaining how this invasive malware infected certain devices.

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