Targeting of individual suspects in serious criminal investigations within Canada
Date of report
  • June 2022
  • Believed to be the work of the Canadian government
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has confirmed that it uses spyware to infiltrate the mobile devices of suspects in highly sensitive criminal and national security investigations. From 2018 to 2020, the RCMP said it used spyware in ten investigations.
Suspected victims
  • Individual suspects within Canadian police investigations.
Suspected state sponsor
  • Canada
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Suspected state sponsor response