People’s Word The observations are becoming more and more embarrassing for the Israeli government


The Israeli cabinet is set to set up a task force to deal with the consequences of revelations from the Pegasus project about the use of spy tools sold to authoritarian governments by the Israeli observatory NSO Group, the British edition of The Guardian said in a Thursday release.

A group of representatives of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, military intelligence and Mossad, the national intelligence agency, is ready to examine the need for “policy changes” on sensitive cyber exports, more Israeli media organization in the evening.

There is growing diplomatic pressure on Israel as it appears that by allowing the government to export spyware to NSO, which produces Pegasus spyware, it has allowed abuses by several authoritarian regimes.

Secretary of Defense Benny Ganc said his country was “studying” the Pegasus project’s NSO-related revelations. “We only approve the export of cyber products to governments and only for legal use,” he declared. “Countries that purchase these systems must comply with the terms of use.” However, Israel is also concerned about another issue. The publicity of the Pegasus project could also affect other Israeli companies that export cyber weapons. “This is an extremely significant development … Let’s try to understand its full significance,” an unnamed official told Maariv News. A spokesman for the Israeli prime minister’s office did not want to comment on whether a working group had actually been set up. whose members include The Guardian, Washington Post, Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Le Monde. On Sunday, government clients around the world used hacker software developed and sold by NSOs to target human rights activists, journalists and lawyers. The investigation was based on a forensic analysis of telephones and an analysis of leaked data of 50,000 numbers, and it is not clear from the list who put the numbers on the list or how many of them were targeted or how many phones were included in the number. managed to hack.

The 10 countries that used the technology, including India and Hungary, according to leakage analysis and forensic analysis of telephones, either have important trade relations with Israel or have significantly improved diplomatic relations with the Jewish state in recent years.

Salev Hulio, the founder and CEO of the UFO, said in a single public statement since the launch of the Pegasus project that he continued to dispute that the leaked data “would be of any significance to the UFO,” but added he was “very concerned” about the reports, and he promised to investigate all of them.


Source: Népszava by nepszava.hu.

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