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Artikel

14 Jun 2021

Autor:
Mustafa Abu Sneineh, Middle East Eye (UK)

Israeli cyber co. Quadream provides Saudi Arabia with spyware tech reportedly able to hack phones, extract data & track users

"Secretive Israeli Cyber Firm Selling Spy-tech to Saudi Arabia: Report", 9 June 2021

An Israeli cyber company has reportedly provided Saudi Arabia with an offensive hacking technology that compromises targeted smartphones and turns them into spying devices...

Quadream, a Tel Aviv-based company, has reportedly sold to Saudi authorities a program called Reign, which has the ability to hack phones, extract their data and turn them into tracking devices.

Reign does not require the targeted phone owner to click on a malicious link in order to be able to hack the device, and reportedly has the ability to...run the phone's navigation system, effectively turning it into a tracking device.

...Reign's capacity to break into phones using zero-click technology is similar to Pegasus spyware, developed by Israel’s largest surveillance company NSO Group and also sold to Saudi Arabia.

Several Israeli companies...have developed technologies to hack and spy on mobile phones. Israeli spyware technology has reportedly been sold to several repressive Arab governments, including the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco, which have used it to spy on journalists and activists.