Election strategist Prashant Kishor, revealed today to be among the names targeted by Israeli spyware ‘Pegasus’, said his phone was still being hacked although he had changed his handset multiple times.
“I changed my handset five times, the hacking continues,” Mr Kishor told NDTV.
According to forensic analysis cited in The Wire report, Mr Kishor’s phone was compromised as recently as July 14.
Mr Kishore played a big role in the BJP’s 2014 campaign strategy that catapulted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to power. He has since worked with a range of clients mostly opposed to the BJP.
Recently, he was credited with helping Mamata Banerjee defeat the BJP in Bengal. Mr Kishor’s phone was compromised as recently as July 14, according to forensic analysis.