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Inc42 Shots | WhatsApp Pegasus Spying Drama Turns Into Whodunnit

In a new twist to the Pegasus and the NSO Group’s WhatsApp spyware saga, India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) revealed on Wednesday (November 6) that it had published an advisory on the malware attack on the app’s users, three days before the Facebook-owned platform first alerted the Indian government.

According to a report, the country’s nodal cybersecurity agency, CERT-In said that it had picked up the threat by using internal tools deployed to check vulnerabilities and published its first advisory to Indian users on May 17.

At that time, the agency had rated the severity as ‘high’ and stated that the vulnerability could be exploited via ‘WhatsApp voice call,’ the report added.

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Inc42 Staff