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Pakistan: Campaign of hacking, spyware and surveillance targets human rights defenders

We uncovered an elaborate network of attackers who are using sophisticated and sinister methods to target human rights activists

Human rights defenders in Pakistan are under threat from a targeted campaign of digital attacks, which has seen social media accounts hacked and computers and mobile phones infected with spyware, a four-month investigation by Amnesty International reveals.

In a new report released today, Human Rights Under Surveillance: Digital Threats against Human Rights Defenders in PakistanAmnesty International reveals how attackers are using fake online identities and social media profiles to ensnare Pakistani human rights defenders online and mark them out for surveillance and cybercrime.

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