Since 2011, the existence of the Pegasus project in Mexico has been documented, but its use only reached corrupt levels during the administration of Enrique Pena Nieto.
In June 2017, The New York Times, Article 19, R3D, Social Dick and Citizen Lab identified the first targets of intelligence, including activists, journalists and human rights defenders.
As part of that investigation, 25 of the victims were found in Mexico. Through the Pegasus program, it is estimated that there are thousands of victims of intelligence today.
Since 2017, journalists and human rights organizations have filed complaints with the then PGR, which now continues from the Attorney General’s Office.
Aristegui Noticious said the plan was at least in the hands of federal agencies such as the Attorney General’s Office, the Mexican military and the now dysfunctional Center for Research and National Security (CICEN). State governments are reported to have purchased similar equipment and projects.
# Since the publication of the Copierno Espia report, no federal authority has publicly prosecuted the use of these schemes or prosecuted those responsible for the illegal and illicit use of this type of system.
The Pegasus Project is an international investigation that uncovers for the first time the more than 50,000 phone numbers selected for espionage purposes by customers of the NSO Group, a leading company in the world of Internet espionage.
More than 80 journalists from around the world, including 17 media outlets and organizations, are participating in the investigation, which was co-ordinated by the French organization Dedicated to the Investigative Journal and Amnesty International.
Washington Post, Le Monde, Sotouch Zeitung, Die Jeet, The Guardian, Daraj, Direct 36, Le Sawyer, Knock, Radio France, The Wire, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program, Horse, PBS Lead, Aristequi Noticos International Research .
The information presented here points to the responsibility of dozens of governments and organizations that have used Pegasus against all kinds of leaders, presidents, journalists, activists and human rights defenders.
Throughout the investigation, it was documented that computer operators targeted more than 500 ambassadors, more than 1,200 officers, 250 human rights defenders and at least 180 journalists. At least 12 heads of state will appear in the thousands of registered numbers, targeted by customers of the program while they were in office in their respective countries.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Forensic analysis was able to confirm 37 cases of phones that were successfully affected by software developed by NSO.
The NSO Group, an Israeli company, has developed one of the world’s most intrusive and efficient spy agencies. He developed the software, which, due to its effectiveness and purpose, has been purchased in dozens of countries around the world.
While the company claims that this software can only be used against criminal targets or as a threat to the security of states, the truth is that there is evidence today that Pegasus used it without complying with the standards or laws of the company that created it. The countries in which it operates.
The information allows Pegasus users to not only bring a person to their target, but also to cover their family, friends, co-workers and everything to do with the person who spied on the attack.
Revised data describe the activities of this program in 50 countries from 2016 onwards. Dozens of targets were selected in some countries, with only a few exceeding 1,000 revenues. For example, India surpasses the number of 2,000 entries, while in Saudi Arabia the record is over 800.
Cooked except for the Mexican case. Compared to any other country under investigation, their records are skyrocketing.
This is information, more than the number of phones that have entered this universe. More than 15,000 entries will appear in the available data, the next highest number reported in other parts of the world. Most of the numbers identified are from Middle Eastern countries such as Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen.
The use of spyware in Mexico is comparable only to that of the United Arab Emirates and Morocco, each with more than 10,000 targets. Rwanda appears to be the third most distant third, with Bahrain amassing nearly 3,000. As for Europe, thousands of French numbers have been reported, and at least two media moguls have been reported in Hungary.