Peskov Says No Need for Extra Measures Over Pegasus
The press secretary for the president of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, says that Moscow needs no additional security measures over the Pegasus spyware scandal.
The Press Secretary for the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, says that Russia does not need to implement any additional security measures regarding the Pegasus scandal. The Israeli spyware scandal involved spying on prominent figures worldwide, from journalists and activists to politicians.
"Security measures are taken regularly, so there is no need for additional measures," Peskov said.
"In general, the head of state, the cabinet, the presidential executive office, and other government agencies use a special communication system - government communication - which is reliably protected," he added.
An investigation made by Forbidden Stories and published by 17 international news agencies revealed that there are more than 50,000 records of phone numbers that NSO (the developing company) clients have selected for surveillance since 2016.
Through the leaked data and the investigations carried out by Forbidden Stories and its media partners, they were able to identify potential NSO clients in 11 countries: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Togo, and the United Arab Emirates.