Irish-linked spyware used in brazen attacks

The Irish government is set to investigate a digital surveillance alliance that has been accused of letting its smartphone spyware “run wild across the world”, BBC News NI understands. It comes after Intellexa Limited and its parent company Thalestris were named in a damning report by a leading human rights body.

The firms are registered at a building in north Dublin and are part of a wider Israeli group that sells Predator intelligence software. According to Amnesty International, Predator is “invasive sypyware” that has been used in “brazen” attempted hacking attacks against politicians and journalists.

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Source: BBC News