According to a report, there are more than 50,000 phones targeted by the Pegasus spyware which is created by NSO Group, an Israeli software company

Now, you are thinking of what is Pegasus Spyware, who is it for, and how does it infect devices, and what can it do? Read on to know

A spyware is any malicious software designed to enter your computer device, gather your data, and forward it to a third-party without your consent

Pegasus, developed by NSO Group, is the most powerful spyware ever created. It is designed to infiltrate smartphones and turn them into surveillance devices

The Israeli company, however, markets it as a tool for targeted spying and not mass surveillance. NSO Group sells the software to governments only

According to a 2016 price list, NSO Group charged its customers $650,000 to infiltrate 10 devices only, plus an installation fee of $500,000

Pegasus infiltrate a device with a missed call on WhatsApp and could even delete the record. WhatsApp said Pegasus had exploited a bug in its code to infect devices

The Pegasus spyware can also be installed over a wireless transceiver (radio transmitter and receiver) located near a target location of the device

Once installed, Pegasus can intercept and steal more or less any information on it. It can record calls, secretly film you with camera, and track you with GPS