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Great story from @Bing_Chris about former NSA hackers working as mercenaries for the UAE to spy on dissidents and journos, including Americans. reuters.com/investigates/s…
“The Americans identified vulnerabilities in selected targets, developed or procured software to carry out the intrusions and assisted in monitoring them...but an Emirati operative would usually press the button on an attack...to give the Americans ‘plausible deniability’
Still, she found the work exhilarating. “It was incredible because there weren’t these limitations like there was at the NSA. There wasn’t that bullshit red tape,” she said. “I feel like we did a lot of good work on counterterrorism.”
I neglected to add @joel_schectman to my tweets. He’s co-author of the story. Great work, Joel.
@joel_schectman Reuters story talks about Karma, a zero-click iMessage exploit the NSA mercenaries bought to hack iPhones for the UAE. Here’s a story published by @CyberScoopNews a few weeks ago that talks about FinFisher selling a zero-click iMessage exploit cyberscoop.com/mobile-zero-da…
“FinFisher...offered to sell the nation-state a zero-click iOS compromise that will give an attacker root access to a device. The exploit would work in iOS versions up to 10.2, the latest version of the operating system at the time”
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