Pavel Durov, the creator of the VKontakte social network and the Telegram messenger, said that since 2018 he knew about the potential surveillance of his phone using special programs. He wrote about this on Wednesday, July 21, in his Telegram channel.
– I knew for a long time, since 2018, that one of my phone numbers was included in the list of potential targets for surveillance using special programs. I was not surprised by this, since since 2011 I used to think that all the phones I use were compromised in advance. Anyone who gets access to my personal information will be greatly disappointed, since they will not find absolutely any important information, – Pavel Durov noted.
We will remind, on the eve of the British newspaper The Guardian, which took part in a journalistic investigation devoted to the activities of the developer Pegasus – the Israeli organization NSO Group, reported that Pavel Durov could be among the people who were being followed using a special application.