The European Union's Data Protection Monitoring Center has called for the Israeli NSO Group's Pegasus spy app to be banned.

The European Center said that the use of Pegasus could lead to an unprecedented level of intrusion, noting that the application is able to interfere in the private aspects of people's lives.

The Pegasus program is secretly implanted in mobile phones for the purpose of spying.

In the past months, the program has been reported to have been used by many countries to spy on dissidents, journalists, social activists, and politicians around the world.

And at the beginning of this year, Human Rights Watch revealed in a report that the software for the Pegasus spy program is surreptitiously downloaded to mobile phones.

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The report emphasized that once the spyware is installed on the device, the customer is able to turn it into a powerful monitoring tool by having full access to the camera, calls, photos, videos, microphone, email, text messages, and other features, allowing monitoring of the target person and contacts.

"This is a sophisticated and sophisticated attack technology that is effective in hacking devices, and is also difficult for the target to detect or prevent," the organization added.

Pegasus is considered one of the most dangerous and “most complex” spyware programs, and it specifically targets smart devices running the “iOS” operating system (iOS) for “Apple” (Apple), but there is a version of it for Android devices that differs somewhat from “iPhone”. OS".