PTA suspects WhatsApp involved in Pegasus scandal

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) authorities said that they suspect WhatsApp was involved in whatever the NSO, which makes Pegasus, did.

A meeting of the Standing Committee on Defense of the National Assembly was held under the chairmanship of Amjad Ali Khan in which the Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs briefed the committee on cyber crime.

The additional secretary home said that our laws are not recognized in the world, this is a big problem. The DG Cyber ​​Crime said that in many cases there could not be country-to-country cooperation. Two-country cooperation has become possible, police contact has been allowed globally, and now we are receiving reports of the Dark Web, pornography and other such cyber crimes from other countries, he added.

The DG cyber crimes further said that facebook, Twitter and others had provided us portals, where we lodge complaints. However, only 34 per cent of our queries, mostly related to child pornography, are responded there.

During the meeting, the PTA officials revealed that Pegasus was used to spy worldwide۔