The United Arab Emirates government (between 2016 and 2017), diplomats, entrepreneurs, and foreign government officials iPhones hacked through a group of former US intelligence agents, according to a study by the United States. American string, NBC.
Among the Basque expeditions, they are in Qatar's emirate, Tamim Al ZaniFormer senior activist in Turkey and Yemen for human rights, Tawakkul Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.
This research mentions the five intelligent intelligence testimonials of this group, which was named "Project Raven". According to the article, software called "Karma" has allowed the Persian Gulf countries to get photos, emails, text messages, passwords, and hundreds of targeted targets, and the hacks are not only the domain of great powers. Abu Dhabi worked as a contractor for the secret services of the United States and officials of the United States.
Karma, according to testimonials, could give remote access to phone numbers or e-mail accounts from the spy address. The app does not work with Android devices, or removes phone calls. However, unlike other systems, its effectiveness did not require victims to click on a link or download files.
The testemaker says that this tool has been taken advantage of in the iMessage Apple messaging system and the owner of the device does not use the program.
"It was like Christmas," he said. Lori StroudHe was the first Raven project agent to work at the NSA (National Security Agency).
According to the report, the emirates government bought an external supplier for Karma. Americans, veterans of the NSA and other intelligence agencies were hired by the African civil security company DarkMatter.
As is the case with Karma and Raven Project, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates compete with tools and personnel specializing in cyber espionage.
Specialists have said that this type of software is highly demanded and they believe that only 10 countries, including Russia, China and the United States, are capable of developing them. (Reuters)