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Threat to THE WIRE of the company that makes PEGASUS – ‘If you spread fake news, you will file a defamation case’

New Delhi: Whereas the opposition is making a ruckus within the identify of ‘Pegasus’ in India, the Israeli firm NSO Group, which manufactures and sells software program, has bluntly mentioned that the numbers are mentioned to be spying on them. Pegasus has been used for The truth is they aren’t or by no means had been. Extra importantly, a spokesperson for the Israeli firm himself has reported this to information channel NDTV.

He says the determine of fifty,000 obtained by Paris non-profit group (NGO) Forbidden Tales doesn’t belong to him. Based on the spokesperson, this isn’t and was not an inventory of NSOs. That is solely fabricated info. These numbers had been by no means the goal of NSO clients. The spokesperson additionally mentioned that what’s being mentioned repeatedly in regards to the names included within the listing is totally flawed and pretend. He added that the corporate doesn’t have entry to the information of its clients. In such a scenario, the job of the shopper is to tell them below investigation. He additionally says that if NSO finds additional proof of misuse of his expertise, he’ll examine it totally because it at all times was and can proceed to be.

The corporate additionally issued a public assertion through which it dismissed a report by information portal The Wire, which listed 300, which claimed that a number of prime journalists, together with Rahul Gandhi, had been among the many potential hacking targets. Additionally, the group has threatened to sue The Wire for defamation for publishing a associated report. The Israeli agency despatched a letter to The Wire by its legal professional, Claire Locke, threatening defamation for publishing the baseless report. On this regard, earlier studies had been revealed on The Wire and The Washington Submit which claimed that shoppers of NSO Group, together with Rahul Gandhi, Prashant Kishor used Pegasus to focus on their rivals, journalists and human rights activists. Nonetheless, the Indian authorities has additionally denied the allegations of espionage.

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