On Thursday, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) announced that the Pakistan Cybersecurity policy has been approved and a cybersecurity agency will be formed under it.
“A central institution, named as Cyber Security Agency, will be established under the policy where all the concerned agencies would work together,” apprised the PTA officials.
Officials of the PTA revealed that Pegasus was used to conduct secret surveillance across the world. However, Pakistan Army took immediate action after being notified about the espionage and imposed restrictions on the smartphones, they added.
Responding to Members’ queries, a PTA official added that software like Pegasus use zero-day exploits in which a mobile phone can be controlled so that all communication could be copied by the hacker. He said that encrypted communication of WhatsApp and some other apps, however, cannot be decrypted.
He further stated that Google has all the records of PTA’s cyber activity.