Pegasus iPhone hack is one of the most sophisticated exploits ever, Google researchers say

By | December 19, 2021

The now-patched Pegasus iPhone hack is among the most sophisticated attacks seen in recent years. Googlers from Project Zero have described it as “one of the most technically sophisticated exploits” they have ever seen after studying the iMessage security exploit that has repeatedly made headlines. They say the NSO Group’s infamous tool is on par with what you’d expect from nation-state spying tools when it comes to sophistication. NSO customers, including totalitarian regimes, have used Pegasus to spy on unsuspecting iPhone users without their knowledge. The 0-day attack installs malicious code on iPhones via iMessage without the user even interacting with a message. That’s what made it so scary.

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