Targeting of journalists in El Salvador
Date of report
  • January 2022
  • Believed to be the work of El Salvador's government.
The Salvadoran government used NSO Group's Pegasus spyware to break into the phones of more than thirty five people. Among those targeted were at least twenty reporters investigating the government's ongoing negotiations with the criminal gang MS-13. 
Suspected victims
  • Journalists and nongovernmental organizations in El Salvador
Suspected state sponsor
  • El Salvador
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Suspected state sponsor response