The government on Saturday announced that Pakistan was facing India’s cyber war and had decided to hold an investigation into hacking of phones of Prime Minister Imran Khan and senior military officials by India with the help of an Israeli espionage software.
The government believes that the cyber attack was an attempt on the sovereignty of Pakistan and therefore it would take legal action against Israeli surveillance company NSO in the International Court of Justice.
International media reports said India was among a number of countries using the Israeli company’s spyware in attempted and successful hacks of smart phones belonging to journalists, government officials and human rights activists around the world.
At least one number once used by Prime Minister Imran Khan was on India’s list, an investigation by 17 media organisations published last Sunday revealed.
Govt mulls legal action against Israeli surveillance firm