The Catalan government has frozen its negotiation process over the independence issue with Spain in the wake of the news that over 60 pro-independence politicians, activists and their close associates had been the target of Pegasus spyware in what is the world’s largest known cyberattack of its kind. Both the independence camp, as well as researchers in Citizen Lab organization responsible for the findings, believe the perpetrators of espionage are within the Spanish government. Catalan president, Pere Aragonès, said on Tuesday evening that "normal political relations" with Madrid cannot resume until Catalangate is clarified, that is, until an internal investigation within the Spanish government is launched and the accountability of those responsible is ensured. Yet, the Socialist-led cabinet has already denied the possibility of such an inquiry.
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