By Ilya Tsukanov
November 17, 2021
Israel’s US ally recently slapped sanctions on NSO Group – makers of the infamous spyware Pegasus, after the spyware was shown to have been used by governments to spy on world leaders, journalists, activists and opposition figures. Candiru, a lesser-known Israeli firm making programmes with functionality similar to Pegasus, was also blacklisted.
A computer hacking tool developed by Candiru, a Tel Aviv-based surveillance and cyberespionage technology firm catering to government clients, has been used to systematically attack websites in the UK, Iran, Syria and Yemen, ESET, a Slovak internet security company has discovered.