A smartphone with the website of Israel’s NSO Group, which created the Pegasus spyware. Photo: AFP
A smartphone with the website of Israel’s NSO Group, which created the Pegasus spyware. Photo: AFP
Alessandro Arduino
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Alessandro Arduino

From the Middle East to China, Pegasus spyware revelations show the spread of hacking as a service

  • Canada, the US and Switzerland are among the so-called ‘liberal democracies’ where use of the Israeli spy software has been detected
  • The line that separates cyber defence from cyber mercenaries is easily blurred, and China presents a challenge for regulating private espionage

A smartphone with the website of Israel’s NSO Group, which created the Pegasus spyware. Photo: AFP
A smartphone with the website of Israel’s NSO Group, which created the Pegasus spyware. Photo: AFP
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