Targeting of Polish dissidents with Pegasus spyware
Date of report
  • December 2021
  • Believed to be the work of the Polish government.
The Polish government is accused of installing the NSO Group's Pegasus spyware onto the mobile phones of several opposition politicians. Senator Krzysztof Brezja, one of the most prominent victims of the attack, has accused the government of using stolen text messages in attack advertisements directed against him in the 2019 presidential race. 
Suspected victims
  • Ewa Wrzosek, Krzysztof Brezja, and Roman Giertych
Suspected state sponsor
  • Poland
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society
Suspected state sponsor response