Pegasus spyware used to spy on a Polish mayor


Reuters reported that the phone of an opposition-linked Polish mayor was infected with the Pegasus spyware. According to rumors, the Polish special services are using surveillance software to spy on government opponents.

The news of the hack was reported by the Gazeta Wyborcza daily, and unfortunately, it isn’t the first time that the Pegasus spyware was used in the country.

In 2021, the University of Toronto-based Citizen Lab Internet reported that a Polish opposition duo was hacked with NSO spyware. The PiS government admitted having used the spyware, but pointed out the Pegasus was never used against political opponents.