The government will not back down from putting up a strong defence in the Pegasus spyware scandal, sources have told NDTV. The news website The Wire reported that phone numbers of Indian journalists were on the hacking list of an unidentified agency using the Pegasus software. The centre has stuck to its earlier position that “no unauthorised interception” took place.
“We have nothing to fear and the government has nothing to hide. We will reply to any query. The news article proves nothing. In fact, previous attempts to link Pegasus with the government have failed,” a source in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) told NDTV.