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Mercenary Spyware

Why is it in the news?

  • Apple has issued warnings to users in India and other countries regarding potential “mercenary spyware”

About Mercenary Spyware

  • Mercenary spywares are designed to remotely infiltrate and compromise smartphones and other devices without the knowledge or consent of the users.
  • They target specific individuals and can be used to monitor movements, communications, and steal private data.
  • Some notable examples of mercenary spywares include Pegasus, FinSpy, and Galileo.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Spyware refers to malicious software or malware that is installed on a computing device without the end user’s knowledge.

路聽 聽 聽 Spyware monitors or steals sensitive information from the infected device.


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