The Cyber Surveillance Thrives Despite Companies’ Setbacks

Recently, as part of their investigations into illegal wiretapping, Greek authorities raided an office of an Israeli company behind the Predator spyware, as well as five other companies believed to be connected in some capacity.  The raids were the product of revelations of surveillance activities being conducted against dozens of prominent politicians, journalists, and businessmen, in a scandal dubbed the “Greek Watergate.”  The Predator cyberespionage tool had been identified in at least one journalist’s phone with evidence that another attempt was being made against the political oppositionist leader’s phone.