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Heres Aharon Almog-Assoulin, a retired Israeli security official who until recently served on the town council in a suburb of #TelAviv. He was one of the undercover agents used by #BlackCube hired by #NSOGroup to #spy on #CitizenLab journalists exposing #Pegasus among other jobs.
Heres a partial list of #cybersecurity firms linked directly to #cyber weapons dealer #NSOGroup that targeted Indian journalists and activists using #Pegasus. Almost all of them spawned out of Israeli intelligence #Unit8200. #WhatsApp #WhatsAppSpywareRow
Acc to 2016 price list, #NSOGroup charges customers $650,000 to hack 10 devices on top of $500,000 installation fee. If 41 Indians were targeted it will be 4 times the fee + installation. That comes to a whopping 31,00,000 USD equals 21,96,80,725.00 INR. Thanks to @Kodungolan737
Domains and ASNs of DNS Cache Hits by Operator

#Indian Telecoms targeted by #NSOGroup's #Pegasus Operator GANGES. "Political Targeting"

#WhatsApp #WhatsAppSpywareRow
#NSOGroup at the time it was targeting #Indian journalists & activists hacking into their #WhatsApp via #Pegasus was owned by Francisco Partners - the same PE firm also owns #Sandvine which is now contracted by #Pakistan for monitoring their citizens.
While #NSOGroup was targeting journalists & activists all around the globe with #Pegasus, it was owned by Francisco Partners with money-flow from Goldman Sachs & #Blackstone. Interestingly Blackstone in a 2700 crore deal tookover Cafe Coffee Day tech park. greatgameindia.com/cafe-coffee-da…
Private Equity funds are custodians of huge portfolios. For instance, if you plan a #Nuclear test not taken kindly by western powers they would threaten to pull out billion of dollars invested in target country & crash the #economy. This they DID to India.
Sandvine PacketLogic devices were used to deployed spyware targeting journalists & activists in Turkey & Egypt. Sandvine is owned by Francisco Partners so sister conncern of #NSOGroup at the time. Its being used for monitoring in #Pakistan & has strong presence in #India as well
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Imp aspect lost in this #WhatsAppSpygate is that #NSOGroup is directly tied to Israeli Intelligence #Unit8200 & #Mossad, hence serious issue at hand is Govt collusion with foreign power meddling in Indian domestic issues. Raises lot of serious questions
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