NSO Group spyware targeting journalists, again

(AP story, so there will be many non-paywall echos.)

The Toronto-based Citizen Lab said the attempt to place Pegasus spy software targeted Griselda Triana, the widow of Javier Valdez, bringing to 25 the number of known cases involving the spyware in Mexico — including two of Valdez’s colleagues at the Riodoce weekly in the northern state of Sinaloa.

The other two attempted hacks took place the day after Valdez’s killing on May 15, 2017, and it remains unclear who carried them out or for what purpose.

Not creepy at all… Some of the many previous mentions:

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Most of the 25 in Mexico said to be targeted with Pegasus were critics of the government or people in crucial moments of investigations: journalists denouncing corruption cases, activists proposing restrictions on sugary drinks, even foreign experts with diplomatic status looking into the disappearance of 43 teachers’ college students in 2014 at the hands of police allegedly in league with organized crime.

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