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.
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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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