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The attorney became a Pegasus target when one of Hungary’s most notorious murder cases took a turn

Former Hungarian ambassador to China was targeted with Pegasus – shortly before becoming senior advisor to Orbán

A Pegasus felemelkedése – a kémszoftver eddig ismert magyar célpontjai

Another Pegasus target with political ties: a lawyer who oversees elections and worked for opposition party Jobbik

Orbánék leszerződtették a Pegasus kémszoftver gyártójának korábbi lobbistáját

Így ellenőrizheted, megfigyelték-e az iPhone-odat a Pegasus kémszoftverrel

Hungarian president’s closest bodyguards targeted with Pegasus spyware

Targeting the president’s bodyguards may have been related to the internal struggle within the security agencies, which intensified after the Counter Terrorism Center wanted to find out the details of President János Áder’s schedules, a Direkt36 investigation has found. Even the smallest details of Áder’s activity could be monitored through the surveillance of his bodyguards with Pegasus.

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Orbán’s ally told Hungarian intelligence services that opposition is the greatest national security threat, leaked recording reveals

A biztonsági szervek rászálltak a pilótára, aki a fideszes elit repülőútjait figyelte. Aztán feltűnt a Pegasus-célpontok között is

A Gyurcsány-kormány két nemzetbiztonsági vezetőjét is célba vették a Pegasusszal

Így foszlott szét a kormányzati ködösítés a Pegasus-ügyben

Három és fél hónapon át próbálta az Orbán-kormány előbb letagadni, majd agyonhallgatni, hogy az államnak köze lenne a Pegasus-ügyhöz. Ez egészen addig működött is, amíg november 4-én délután Kósa Lajos az RTL Klubnak beismerte, hogy Magyarország megvásárolta és használja is az izraeli NSO Group Pegasus nevű kémszoftverét. Összefoglaljuk, hogy jutott a kormányzat a tagadástól a beismerésig.

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Hungarian intel officer involved in spyware operations appears on Pegasus list

In Israel, Pegasus was developed to counter terrorism. In Hungary, a top counter-terrorism official became its target

He has been uncovering the lavish lifestyle of Viktor Orbán’s circles. This summer, he was surveilled with Pegasus spyware

Hungarian opposition publisher was surveilled with Pegasus in spring 2021

Previous reporting showed that Pegasus was used against Hungarian targets in 2018 and 2019. Now there is evidence that Zoltán Páva, a former politician who is a news publisher now, was under surveillance in March and May this year.

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“A story like out of a spy movie,” personal reports by two surveilled Direkt36 journalists

Hungarian journalist reporting on corruption surveilled with Pegasus for months

During her surveillance, Brigitta Csikász, one of Hungary’s most experienced crime reporters, wrote about the misuse of EU funds among other topics. Csikász’s investigations revealed that, despite the alarms of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Hungarian authorities lacked either the will or the ability to prosecute the suspicious spending of EU money.

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Opposition mayor has long suspected to be surveilled. Now we know that he has been targeted with Pegasus