NSO has denied any involvement in the death of Khashoggi, insisting its software is "only for use fighting terrorism and crime." Data stored on the phone, messages, phone calls and even GPS location data are visible, allowing hackers to see where someone is, who he or she is talking to, and about what. The link, which Citizen Lab says it traced to a domain connected to Pegasus, led to Abdulaziz's phone becoming infected with the malware, giving hackers access to virtually his entire phone, including his daily conversations with Khashoggi. If a hacker sends a video to your phone, even before you open it, your phone has already received some metadata about the video. NSO Group has apparently capitalized on that demand, making them a multi-million-dollar company with a powerful product.
Source: CNN January 12, 2019 16:21 UTC