Amnesty International has detailed evidence showing some of the ways NSO’s Pegasus spyware tool infiltrated the iPhones of journalists and activists, by using weaknesses in Apple’s software including an iMessage zero-click 0-day vulnerability.

On Sunday, an investigation was published claiming the Pegasus tool created by NSO Group was being used by governments to attack critics and journalists. While NSO claimed the tool was only to be used against criminals, a leaked list of potential targets revealed a number of journalists were also being monitored by NSO’s clients.In a report breaking down the forensic evidence left behind by Pegasus, Amnesty International’s Security Lab shows off a number of traces that reveal a Pegasus attack was attempted on iPhones and other smartphones. For many of the attacks, it appears that NSO used vulnerabilities within Apple’s software to gain access.

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