Egypt Is Using Apps to Track and Target Its Citizens, Report Says

Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 04/10/2019 18:27

A series of sophisticated cyberattacks targeting Egyptian journalists, academics, lawyers, opposition politicians and human rights activists has been traced to Egyptian government offices, a cybersecurity firm has found.

The attackers installed software on the targets’ phones that enabled them to read the victims’ files and emails, track their locations, identify who they contacted and when, according to a report published Thursday by Check Point Software Technologies, one of the biggest cybersecurity companies in the world, with headquarters just south of San Francisco and in Tel Aviv.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/world/middleeast/egypt-cyber-attack-phones.html

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