Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee, her nephew appeared on a list of potential surveillance targets using the Israeli-made spyware.
On paper, we have a very well-established procedure through which lawful interception of electronic communication can be carried out for national security and in response to any public emergency.
'PM Modi, Amit Shah used Pegasus as weapon against India and its institutions; this is treason,' Rahul Gandhi said.
In hybrid warfare the state responsible for the actions will often use non-state actors, which allows it to deny responsibility.
The phone numbers that have been used by Anil Ambani and one other official of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) were added to the leaked list that was analysed by media partners of the Pegasus Project consortium.
As per the updates from Internet outage tracker DownDetector, the outage seems to have started at around 8.55 PM on Thursday evening.
The list includes numbers for the staff of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Urgyen Trinley Dorji, the third-highest ranking monk in Tibetan Buddhism, who has been living outside India since early 2017.
The Amnesty International Organisation said that the ‘data is irrefutably linked to potential targets of NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware’
Led by AICC in-charge of Haryana affairs Vivek Bansal and state Congress chief Kumari Selja, the leaders and workers gathered at the party office.
The Pegasus software that the NSO group used was so advanced that it can get activated on an individual’s phone by simply giving a missed call.
'Democracy in danger. We have to start our planning for 2024 right now. But our phones are all tapped,' Mamata Banerjee said
Kapil Sibal demanded that an independent investigation be conducted, saying ‘we cannot trust the agencies of this government’
Shivam Shankar Singh spoke to Outlook on the ongoing controversy about the Indian government’s alleged snooping on politicians, constitutional authorities, journalists, and its leaders with the help of an Israel-based technology firm NSO group.
According to a report released Tuesday, it is difficult to ascertain whether these phones were infected or subjected to an attempt in the absence of digital forensics.
Punjab CM Designate Charanjit Singh Channi submits the letter to Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit afte the former was announced as the next CM of Punjab, at Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh.PTI Photo
Punjab CM Designate Charanjit Singh Channi with Punjab Congress President Navjot Sidhu and senior party leader Harish Rawat after submitting the letter to Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit (unseen), in Chandigarh.PTI Photo
Punjab CM Designate Charanjit Singh Channi with AICC member Sunny Mehta after submitting the letter to Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit (unseen), in Chandigarh.PTI Photo
Punjab CM Designate Charanjit Singh Channi and other Congress leaders after the former was announced as the next CM of Punjab, outside Governor's residence in Chandigarh.PTI Photo
Punjab CM Designate Charanjit Singh Channi along with Navjot Singh Sidhu and other Congress leaders after the former was announced as the next CM of Punjab, outside Governor's residence in Chandigarh.PTI Photo
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