Israeli Tech Firms Caught Selling Spyware to Dictatorships, Probe Finds

Israeli Tech Firms Caught Selling Spyware to Dictatorships, Probe Finds

A recent investigation by Haaretz found that a number of Israeli companies are still selling cyber offensive products to repressive regimes where they are used to spy on dissidents and minorities.

Haaretz said that products by Verint had been used by the Indonesian government in its crackdown on gays and religious minorities. Meanwhile, sources have said that Herzliya Pituach-based NSO’s Trojan-horse software Pegasus has been used by the Mexico on government critics during recent years.

One tech firm employee interviewed by Haaretz even said that most Israeli companies do not know how their system will be used after they have sold it.

 

Source: Times of Israel

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