Citizen Lab, which helps human rights activists defend themselves against spy software, earlier this year reported on attacks in Mexico using spyware produced by Israel's NSO Group.] A Cyberbit representative declined to comment on the claims from Citizen Lab. Citizen Lab said the attacks, which began in 2016 and continued through this year, sought to infect computers of Ethiopian dissidents with the PC Surveillance System, or PSS, made by Cyberbit. Citizen Lab was unable to determine what data, if any, was obtained from individuals targeted in the operation, Marczak said. "Companies have an independent responsibility to respect human rights -- to avoid causing or contributing to adverse human rights impacts, and to address such impacts when they occur," Deibert said.
Source: Ethiopian News December 06, 2017 14:15 UTC