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[Published: Monday July 19 2021]

 Hungarian journalists targeted with Pegasus spyware

PARIS, 19 July. - (ANA) - Investigative journalists, independent media owners and lawyers in Hungary have been potential targets for the use of the Pegasus spyware, sold by the Israeli company NSO, according to leaked records revealed on Sunday by the Pegasus project, a collaborative project of French NGO Forbidden Stories and several media outlets. 
The Pegasus spyware infects mobile phones to read messages, extract photos and emails, track the location, or access secretly the microphone.
NSO insists its software is made available only to military, law enforcement and intelligence agencies from countries with good human rights records. However, The Guardian says it found that evidence of widespread and continuing abuse of NSO’s tools.   - (ANA) -
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