In this ominous digital spying landscape, we’ve become accustomed to not clicking on suspicious links and doing our best to avoid falling victim to cybercriminals through encryption, password updates, virtual private networks (VPNs), and antivirus software.
Over the summer, spyware known as Pegasus made global news when it infected thousands of phones internationally. The targets included journalists, activists and politicians. Consequently, thousands of phone numbers were leaked.
What’s tricky and different about Pegasus is that it infects phones with zero-click spyware, or “zero-click remote exploit,” meaning you don’t have to click on a link to be vulnerable or exposed to a virus. Both androids and iOS were previously vulnerable to the Pegasus software.
In the following infographic, PeopleFinders.com looks at Pegasus Spyware and how to protect your information.