Angelica Carcamo, president of the Association of Journalists of El Salvador (APES), and Cristozal’s lawyer in front of the attorney general’s office. / V. Crespin.
The Association of Journalists of El Salvador (APES) on Wednesday condemned a new attempt to hack the organization’s WhatsApp account. The Association has submitted a follow-up notice to the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR).
APES president Angélica Cárcamo incorporates 10 new hacking attempts between November and December 2022 into the union’s surveillance accounts used to document attacks against journalists from El Savior I have provided a follow-up notice to the FGR.
In January 2022, the union reported an attempt to hack the agency’s account to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, but Carcamo noted no progress was being made in the investigation, adding that new privacy violations on the union’s WhatsApp and Telegram accounts had been filed. It showed that there were 10 attempts.
From the last week of November to the first week of December, I made about 10 trials, mainly at night and early morning. Luckily, my account wasn’t hacked thanks to the security protocols I enabled. ” – Angelica Carcamo, President of APES.
APES criticized the lack of progress in the investigation, blaming the FGR’s “lack of independence”. Carcamo said the new follow-up notice hopes the agency will continue its investigation and identify those responsible for the attempted violation.
The Cristosal Institute accompanied APES in the submission of its notice to the Public Prosecutor’s Office. They recalled the Pegasus case in 2021 when 25 journalists’ devices were infected with spyware.
Source: Diario Elmundo