Targeting of Mexican journalists and human rights defenders
Date of report
  • October 2022
  • Believed to be the work of the Mexican government
The Mexican government is reported to have used Pegasus spyware to conduct mobile surveillance operations against journalists and a human rights advocate between 2019 and 2022.
Suspected victims
  • Mexican journalists and human rights advocates
Suspected state sponsor
  • Mexico
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response