Listen: BRAD GARRETT, ABC NEWS CRIME & TERRORISM ANALYST, IN WASHINGTON
A recent investigation by media outlets and investigative journalists determined that a military grade spyware called "Pegasus" had targeted world leaders, government officials, human rights groups and journalists in various parts of the world. Officials in the United Arab Emirates used this software to track the movements of a member of the royal family who had fled the UAE resulting in her being tracked to the middle of the ocean resulting in a take-down at sea, returning her to the family. Saudi Arabia also used the same spyware to track the movements of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi, resulting in him being murdered and dismembered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. But spyware isn't just affecting politicians and royalty: Brad discusses how prevalent it is. It can be in our cellphones and computers. Some spyware is so good it could be embedded in an app on your phone and by just by clicking the app, you are infected. The culprit can read your text messages, emails, view and copy your photos/videos, GPS history and listen to your calls live. How big is the problem? Is there any way to be completely protected? And how do to determine if you have been infected?