Spyware: Several political opposition groups in Poland claim to have been affected by Pegasus spyware. The problem was discovered by the Citizen Lab research group, which is headquartered at the University of Toronto and deals with Pegasus.
The case that attracted the most attention was that of Senator Krzysztof Brejza, leader of the Polish opposition Civic Platform party. Krzysztof had compromised his cell phone 33 times during the six months before the 2019 elections. Earlier, the investigative group also found evidence of the use of Pegasus in the death of Jamal Khashoggi and against other journalists.
Citizen Lab also found evidence of Pegasus spyware used against a lawyer representing Polish opposition groups and a prosecutor involved in a case against the current ruling party. Asked about the events, the Polish government denied using spyware, both for intelligence gathering and surveillance.
“I absolutely trust the Polish services and what they say, and the services clearly say that the Pegasus system is not used by the Polish services. It is not being used to track down or investigate anyone in our country,” said Deputy Defense Minister Wojciech Skurkiewicz.