Polish senators interview cyber experts in hack probe
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish Senate committee has opened an investigation into the use of powerful spyware against government critics after hearing testimony Monday from cybersecurity experts, who compared the targeting of government figures opposition under the right-wing government to the methods used by the Kremlin against criticism in Russia.
John Scott-Railton and Bill Marczak, principal investigators of Citizen Lab, a research group based at the University of Toronto, told the seven-member committee that they were able to confirm that data had been stolen from the phone of a Polish senator, Krzysztof Brejza. . This added to their reports in late December that Brejza and two others – a Polish lawyer and a prosecutor – were aggressively hacked with Pegasus, spyware produced by Israeli group NSO.