How Israeli Spyware Works Explained

Last week, spyware called Pegasus, which allowed tens of thousands of people to be followed step by step, was on our agenda. It was revealed how this software, which is used in many countries, including Turkey, works.

Last week, an Israeli-based technology company NSO Group’un spyware Pegasus’tan we talked to you. The software, which was claimed to be used by the governments of at least 10 countries, including Turkey, provided instant tracking of the target.

the use of the software by governments; It gave rise to the idea that journalists, activists, clergy and government officials were among the targets pursued. This naturally caused panic. Now, the BBC is saying that this spyware, which caused quite a stir, how it works demonstrated in detail with the roles of victim – perpetrator.

The person being watched is in no way aware of what is being done:

BBC Correspondent

In the shared video, two BBC reporters kurban ve fail They take on their roles and one performs their normal daily activities while the other watches. Of course, the reporter in the victim role doesn’t know when to watch and when not to watch.

BBC Pegasus

Activities begin with a purchase. The person being watched here takes the pencil. listening to the microphone. During this time, the victim is unaware as no warning is given.

BBC Pegasus

Then when renting a bike to the victim’s camera being accessed. As in the microphone, here too, the camera of the person being watched without knowing accessed and additionally between the front and rear cameras. easy to pass.

BBC Pegasus

If later to location information We see that it has been reached. The reporter watching the victim, not with an occasional update, momentarily especially emphasizes the transfer of location information.

BBC Pegasus

In the evening, the screen of the victim’s phone is displayed and it is seen that he is playing a game at that time. Besides, at the top application activity is also clearly displayed. on these apps notifications too exists.

BBC Pegasus


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When it comes to the end, the reporter who is watched during this process says that he knows he is being watched, but that you didn’t realize when it happened says. Your phone is also in this regard; reporter stating no battery warning, notification or unusual response, Even if he does not realize it, the data is transferred to the other party instantly. emphasizes.