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Pegasus

The Story of the World's Most Dangerous Spyware

Author: Laurent Richard and Sandrine Rigaud  

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The gripping story of one of the most sophisticated and invasive surveillance weapons ever created, used by governments around the world to deadly effect.

Pegasus by Laurent Richard and Sandrine Rigaud investigates how people's lives and privacy are being threatened by the most sophisticated spyware ever seen, at a sweep and scale that astounds - and horrifies.

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The gripping story of one of the most sophisticated and invasive surveillance weapons ever created, used by governments around the world to deadly effect.

Pegasus by Laurent Richard and Sandrine Rigaud investigates how people's lives and privacy are being threatened by the most sophisticated spyware ever seen, at a sweep and scale that astounds - and horrifies.

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Pegasus is almost certainly the most powerful piece of spyware ever developed. Installed by as little as a missed WhatsApp call, once on your phone it can record your calls, copy your messages, steal your photos and secretly film you. Those that control it can find out your daily movements: exactly where you've been, and who you've met.From a wayward princess who married into the royal family of Dubai, to the president of one of the most powerful and long-standing Republics in Europe and a reporter investigating arms deals being negotiated by the government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and the Trump administration. These three individuals and many more have been targeted by Pegasus - with sometimes deadly consequences.The personal data of the victims is captured by their own governments, foreign governments and even by private criminal enterprises. They have become, in an instant, vulnerable to blackmail, intimidation, false imprisonment and assassination. Some have already suffered these fates.Laurent Richard and Sandrine Rigaud are award-winning journalists who have conducted international investigations for more than twenty years. Pegasus investigates how people's lives and privacy are being threatened as cyber-surveillance occurs with exponentially increasing frequency across the world, at a sweep and scale that astounds - and horrifies.

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Critic Reviews

Thrilling . . . a timely reminder of investigative reporting’s power New Statesman
Paced like a thriller, this is an exposé of invasive malware, and a cautionary tale The Economist
A must-read for all . . . fascinating New Scientist
Fascinating, shocking and remarkable . . . Incredible research underpins this outstanding book Literary Review
Riveting . . . [a] captivating detective story TLS

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About the Author

Laurent Richard is the founder and director of Forbidden Stories, a consortium of journalists that was awarded the 2019 European press prize and the 2021 George Polk award for its work continuing the investigations of threatened reporters. Sandrine Rigaud is the editor-in-chief of Forbidden Stories. Pegasus is their first book.

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Product Details

Publisher
Pan Macmillan | Macmillan
Published
26th January 2023
Pages
336
ISBN
9781529094831

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