Mobile Security companies are lining up for protection against Pegasus Malware

    As the Pegasus malware nuisance is slowly found politically gripping the entire world, companies offering security solutions to mobile users are getting busy in finding out a solution that helps protect against the infection repercussions caused by the Pegasus Malware.

    Recently, Zimperium, a US based technology company, was assigned with the duty by Department of Defense and the responsibility was to deliver a comprehensive Mobile Protection against the said spying tool.

    The Cybersecurity firm states it has already started protecting its government and enterprise customers from the evil intentions of those spreading Pegasus espionage software tool and this has been going on since 2016 or when the said malware was first detected.

    Zimperium Mobile Threat Defense engine is driven by machine learning tools that help detect anomalous network behavior and cyber attacks in real-time. It has been designed in such a way that it can work on iOS, Chrome, and Android mobile operating systems and acts as an on-device solution, alerting the user against various threats and thwarts them to the core.

    Currently, Zimperium has been assigned with an 8 digit contract to protect the mobile devices of US Department of Defense.

    Security researchers from Lookout Software, SonicWall and Symnantec are also busy finding solution to block Pegasus Malware spread on mobiles and some have already come up with real-time solutions that help in keeping the said malicious software at bay.

    Note- Pegasus software was developed by NSO group to covertly install and spy on the victimized mobile phone content. Initially, it was available to only governments conducting surveillance on criminals and some suspected nationals. But now, it seems to have fallen in to the wrong hands or some state funded actors who have exploited even the recent iOS version loaded iPhones, including those running on iOS 14. And they are found using it to collect sensitive details such as call records, messages, password collection, location tracking, and data harvest from banking apps installed on the victim device.

    Naveen Goud
    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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