Pegasus Spyware Targets Investigative Journalists in Mexico

Colleagues of slain Javier Valdez Cárdenas, known for investigating drug cartels, were targeted just days after his death.

The notorious state actor mobile spyware known as Pegasus has resurfaced, targeting the colleagues of a slain Mexican journalist who lived – and died – investigating drug cartels.

Journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, founder of Río Doce, a Mexican newspaper known for investigating the narco trade, was gunned down near his office in Sinaloa in May 2017. Just days later, Río Doce’s director and a colleague started receiving text messages with a “news alert” that Cárdenas’ killers had been identified.

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Source: ThreatPost