Finland is weathering a bout of Pegasus spyware, along with a Facebook Messenger phishing scam.
The controversial Pegasus spyware, developed by NSO Group, has been found on the devices of Finland’s diplomatic corps serving outside the country as part of a wide-ranging espionage campaign, according to Finnish officials.
They also said the infections were of the zero-click variety. The disclosure said the espionage campaign was shut down and that the case was being investigated throughout the “autumn and winter 2021-2022.”
Although Finnish diplomatic communications conducted over mobile devices are usually not of the highest sensitivity, the Ministry added, the compromise is something the government is taking seriously.