PEGASUS spyware which is often used against the opposition, journalists and human rights activists has been found in Zambia.
Pegasus is a notorious spyware program sold only to governments.
The malware, known as Pegasus, was created by Israeli cyber-security firm NSO and has been around for at least three years, when it was first detailed in a report over the summer of 2016.
In a report titled ‘Hide and Seek’ which was released on Monday, Citizen Lab — a Canada based internet watchdog — identified 45 countries in which infected devices have been traced, after scanning the internet for servers associated with Pegasus spyware. It also identified multiple instances of cross-border surveillance.
The researchers found suspected NSO Pegasus infections associated with 33 of the 36 Pegasus operators.
“We identified in 45 countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, France, Greece, India, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, the UAE, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uzbekistan, Yemen, and Zambia. As our findings are based on country-level geolocation of DNS servers, factors such as VPNs and satellite Internet teleport locations can introduce inaccuracies.”
The data published by Citizen Lab reveals the existence of 36 different groups who deployed the Pegasus spyware against targets located in 45 countries, the surprising part is that this list includes the US, France, Canada, Switzerland, and the UK, countries known to have democratic governments in place.
Citizen Lab says ten of these 36 groups appear to be conducting surveillance in multiple countries and have not limited their spying inside their own country’s borders, an act that may violate surveillance laws active in the states where Pegasus victims may be located.
Top Facebook pages with High Engagement in Zambia with a million reach a week. from 3rd Aug 2020 to 9th Aug 2020
TOP FACEBOOK PAGES WITH HIGH ENGAGEMENT IN ZAMBIA WITH A MILLION REACH A WEEK.
FROM 3 AUG 2020-9 AUG 2020
NOTE: DOES NOT INCLUDE DATA FOR 10th AND 11th AUGUST, 2020.
1.Mwebantu with 4.2 million people reached.
2.Zambian Landscape with 2.7 million people reached.
3.Zambian Watchdog with 2.1 million people reached.
4.Zambian Weddings and Kitchen Parties with 1.9 million people reached.
5.Chellah Tukuta Photography with 1.8 million people reached.
- Zed Diary with 1.5 million people reached.
- Milly Beauty Products with 1.2 million people reached.
8.QFM Radio with 1.1 million people reached.
9.Hakainde Hichilema with 1 million people reached.
Source: Facebook Analytics
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Zambia Police Command orders WhatsApp group shutdown
THE Zambia Police Command has ordered its officers to shut down groups on the social messaging platform WhatsApp, to stop the continued abuse of social media by police officers who post articles and pictures intended to put the Zambia Police Service in disrepute, an official said on Tuesday.
The command has directed that all administrators of social media groupings must be closed with immediate effect and that failure to do so will attract severe disciplinary action.
And the command said the decision was necessitated by an observed continued abuse of social media by police officers who post articles and pictures intended to put the Zambia Police Service in disrepute.