Phones of Jordanian Activists, Journalists Infected by Pegasus Spyware

The phones of four Jordanian human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists were secretly infected with the infamous Pegasus spyware that gives those who planted it access to messages, documents, photos and contacts of the victims, a human rights watchdog and an internet security developer said Tuesday.

Peruvian Ruling Party Hit by New Corruption Scandal

Peruvian police arrested a former government official suspected of being part of a group that illegally sold driver’s licenses to collect money for the ruling party. The operation raised suspicions about official party links to corruption.

U.S. Seizes Russian Oligarch’s Luxury Yacht in Spain

In the ongoing hunt for assets belonging to Russians sanctioned over the invasion of Ukraine, Spain seized on Monday a US$90 million yacht from oligarch Viktor Vekselberg at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).