July 22, 2021

Back in 2019, when most people first heard of the spyware Pegasus, the NSO Group described the company’s flagship creation as the “Trojan horse” that could be sent “flying through the air to [break into] devices”. Before this, Pegasus had always been the constellation.


  • Pegasus is a constellation in the northern sky, named after the winged horse Pegasus in Greek mythology.

  • It was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and is one of the 88 constellations recognised today.

  • With an apparent magnitude varying between 2.37 and 2.45, the brightest star in Pegasus is the orange supergiant Epsilon Pegasi, also known as Enif, which marks the horse's muzzle.