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Mexico Reporters Hacked Again With Israeli Spyware, Report Finds

Oct. 3, 2022, 4:47 PM

Anti-corruption reporters in Mexico were spied on via malware on their phones as recently as last year, according to a report by digital rights analysts.

Journalists who reported on graft, and a human rights defender, were targeted with the spyware known as Pegasus, despite government assurances that it would end the practice, according to the report by Mexico-based digital-rights organization R3D and University of Toronto-based Citizen Lab.

The victims “would be of intense interest to entities within the Mexican government and in some cases, troublingly, to cartels,” according to the report published Sunday.

The authors said it wasn’t clear ...