Ethiopia Deployed Israeli-Made Spyware Against Dissidents - News Summed Up

Ethiopia Deployed Israeli-Made Spyware Against Dissidents


Anti-Malware , Data Breach , TechnologyEthiopia Deployed Israeli-Made Spyware Against DissidentsNew Report Raises Concern About Sale of Commercial Spyware to GovernmentsSource: Citizen LabEthiopian dissidents living overseas had their devices infected with spyware made by an Israeli defense company, Canadian researchers allege. The targeted spying campaigns began in 2016, but so many operational security errors were made that Citizen Lab researchers were able to unravel them. The surveillance software is called PC 360, but was formerly known as PC Surveillance System. Citizen Lab questioned whether Israeli authorities property scrutinized Cyberbit's supply of the tool to Ethiopia, given the country's history of using spyware against activists. In response, Adobe thanked Citizen Lab, saying that "only through such partnerships can we hope to fight these miscreants.


Source: Ethiopian News December 07, 2017 10:52 UTC


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