Ethiopian Government Used Israeli Spyware To Track Ethnic Group SupportersDecember 7, 2017 | Israel-based international defense company Elbit Systems gave the Ethiopian government spyware software which was later used to track supporters of the Oromo ethnic group, a report says. It reports the Ethiopian government infected the computers of these targets using the PC Surveillance System (PSS), a commercial spyware system developed by Cyberbit, a subsidiary of Elbit. This is not the first time Israeli spyware is identified by Citizen Lab but it is the first time spyware is identified as a method to track anti-supporters as a cyber campaign. Cyberbit does not operate its products, and like other Israeli and non-Israeli defense companies, it is not fully aware of the way its products are being used in covert by nature activities by intelligence and defense agencies. The company has just announced it has signed a $74 million deal with the Israeli Ministry of Defense for a 13-year contract.
Source: Ethiopian News December 07, 2017 07:58 UTC