New Pegasus Spyware Abuses Identified in Mexico - The Citizen Lab
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Mexican digital rights organization R3D, with technical support from the Citizen Lab, has determined that Mexican journalists and a human rights defender were infected with Pegasus between 2019 and 2021. The infections occurred years after the first revelations of Pegasus abuses in Mexico, and after Mexico’s current President assured the public that the government no longer used the spyware, and that there would be no further abuses.

Key Takeaways

  • Mexican digital rights organization R3D (Red en los Defensa de los Derechos Digitales) has identified Pegasus infections against journalists and a human rights defender taking place between 2019-2021.
  • The Citizen Lab provided technical support for R3D’s analysis and validated the infections.
  • Victims include two journalists that report on issues related to official corruption and a prominent human rights defender.
  • The infections occurred years after the first revelations of Pegasus abuses in Mexico.
  • They also occurred after Mexico’s current President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, assured the public that the government no longer used the spyware and that there would be no further abuses.
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Man…I wish I had Pegasus so I could hack my ex boyfriends phone

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