Uncovering an operation using NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware and Trident exploit framework to target Mexican journalists, lawyers, and even a minor child.
Posts tagged “Mexico”
On February 12, 2017 Citizen Lab’s Bitter Sweet report received front page coverage on the New York Times. This research revealed espionage attempts made against public health officials who were opponents of a controversial Mexican soda tax.
This report describes an espionage operation using government-exclusive spyware to target Mexican government food scientists and two public health advocates.
While the Mexican government has long been suspected of purchasing surveillance equipment, the frequency of these purchases and the level of public funds allocated to them are rapidly increasing. Last February, New York Times published an investigative report on a USD 355 million outlay by the Mexican Ministry of Defense for sophisticated surveillance equipment. Six months earlier, Carmen Artistegui, a renowned investigative journalist in Mexico, published a report documenting five contracts from the Secretariat of National Defense for the purchase of surveillance technologies. All five contracts were confidential and granted to a single company headquartered in the state of Jalisco called Security Tracking Devices, Inc.
Cyber Steward Network partner Renata Avila details her efforts to bring legal action against FinFisher in Mexico.
This edition of the Latin America and the Caribbean CyberWatch covers related developments from Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Mexico, Jamaica, and Chile.
This post is written by Citizen Lab Visiting Fellow Luis Horacio Najera on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2013.
This edition of the Latin America and the Caribbean CyberWatch covers related developments from Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Cuba, and Jamaica.
This edition of the Latin America and the Caribbean CyberWatch covers related developments from Mexico, Cuba, Bolivia, Bahamas, Argentina, and Brazil.