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Pegasus Spyware Spotted in Nagorno-Karabakh War

Access Now Calls Infections 1st Documented Evidence of Pegasus in Context of War Jayant Chakravarti (@JayJay_Tech) • May 26, 2023

The "We Are Our Mountains" monument north of Stepanakert, capital of the self-proclaimed Republish of Artsakh, also known as Nagorno-Karabakh (Image: Michelle Wong/CC BY-NC 2.0 )

Digital rights organizations detected the commercial spyware Pegasus application on the devices of members of Armenian civil society during the outbreak of armed conflict over a disputed region in the South Caucasus region.

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Access Now, which first detected the infections from the NSO Group-made app, called them the "first documented evidence of the use of Pegasus spyware in an international war context."

Analysis conducted by Access Now, the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab, Amnesty International's Security Lab and independent security researcher Ruben Muradyan published Thursday concludes that a government ...

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