December 8, 2021

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The Hungarian ruling party authorizes the use of MP spyware

Its use has been proven against Hungarian journalists and newspaper bosses Inquiry of The world And its sixteen media partners. Lajos Kosa, vice president of the ruling Fidesz party in Hungary, admitted on Thursday, November 4, that the Israeli spy software Pegasus was in fact purchased by the Hungarian Interior Ministry.

Hungary is the only EU country on the list released in July by the Federation of Investigative Journalists as a potential user of this spy software, including hundreds of targets, journalists, lawyers and others.

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Smartphones infected with Pegasus have become spy devices that allow users to read their target messages, view their photos, track their location and operate the camera without them knowing. The government of nationalist Prime Minister Victor Orban has refused to confirm that he used Pegasus.

But Lajos Cosa responded “Yes” To a Hungarian journalist who asked him if the Interior Ministry had purchased this controversial software. “I don’t see anything reprehensible”, Mr Kosa, chairman of the parliamentary committee on security, said during the committee’s hearing.

Employee “within the legal framework”

“Often, large technology companies set up a much stricter surveillance than the Hungarian government does.”, He added. He added that the Interior Ministry had not violated the rights of any Hungarian citizen by using the software.

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For his part, Interior Minister Sandor Pinter assured the parliamentary committee that the security services, with the permission of a judge or justice minister, had hired him within a legal framework.

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Opposition Commissioner Agnes Wadai told reporters that Mr Binder had refused to confirm or deny that journalists or politicians were being monitored by spyware.

The United States has added the Pegasus-created NSO group to its National Security Prevention List.

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World with AFP