MCI - Ministry of Communication and Information of the Republic of Singapore

09/13/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/13/2021 03:47

MCI’s response to PQ on investigation to identify if operators behind suspected infection of mobile devices in Singapore are operated by Israeli cyber arms firm NSO's Spyware

1. Members of the public who suspect that their mobile device has been infected with spyware, including Pegasus, are advised to lodge a Police report or report the incident to the Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (or SingCERT). We are aware of open source claims of potential Singaporean victims of Pegasus, dating from 2018. These claims cannot be verified as no report has been filed.

2. The threat of electronic surveillance by hostile actors is not new. Our security agencies continually invest resources to guard against such threats to our systems. At the individual level, to mitigate the risk of spyware and other malware, we should also adopt good cyber hygiene practices, such as avoiding untrustworthy websites and not opening suspicious attachments.