Nov. 8, 2021, 8:49 AM
Hungary targeted more than 100 people with the Pegasus spyware, according to the head of parliament’s national security committee, widening a scandal surrounding a tool the government initially denied knowledge of using.
The revelations may pose an additional threat to Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s re-election prospects five months before a parliamentary ballot, with most polls showing his ruling Fidesz party trailing a united opposition. The alliance of his rivals parties have pointed to the scandal as new evidence of Orban’s authoritarian tilt in the European Union member state.
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