Sunday, March 3, 2024

Topic: Jaison Cooper

‘Expected,’ says Kerala activist named in Pegasus target list

translated as People's Human Rights Front. In 2015, he got arrested by the then Congress-led govt in Kerala under a UAPA case and was later released on bail. The case is still going on in Ernakulam sessions court. On May first week, Jaison got a call from The Wire office. They informed him that his phone number was among the leaked database of phone numbers listed as potential targets in an Israeli spyware Pegasus attack, reportedly commissioned by the Indian government. They told him that his phone might be affected by Pegasus, a malware that allows a hacker to access and control a phone.