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Ethiopian Journalist Group Targeted with Hacking Team Spyware

Our latest report identified three instances where Ethiopian journalist group ESAT was targeted with spyware in the space of two hours by a single attacker. In each case, the spyware appeared to be RCS (Remote Control System), which is programmed and sold exclusively to governments by Milan-based Hacking Team.

Hacking Team and the Targeting of Ethiopian Journalists

In this report, we identified three instances where Ethiopian journalist group ESAT was targeted with spyware in the space of two hours by a single attacker. In each case the spyware appeared to be RCS (Remote Control System), programmed and sold exclusively to governments by Milan-based Hacking Team.

Update on Information Controls in Ethiopia

Ethiopia remains a dangerous country in which to express dissent online. The recent conviction of a number of bloggers and journalists, combined with the country’s history of filtering critical political content online, demonstrates the restrictive nature of the country’s information environment. This blog post describes recent developments in the country and reports on the results of ONI testing conducted in September 2012.

Ethiopia: Fiber Optics Internet Lines Cut off in the East

“An unknown group has cut off the fiber optics Internet lines that connect the Addis Ababa regime with the military and its spy agencies in eastern Ethiopia up to Jijiga.

There are very few government agents supervised Internet Cafe services in Ethiopia. The Internet Cafes rent a very poor connection lines like EVDO 3G (mobile broadband), but the military, the regime’s spy agencies and businesses that are affiliated with the ruling elites enjoy fiber optics based broadband.”

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Ethiopia lifts filtering of critical Web sites–at least for now

Independent Ethiopian online news forums and blogs based outside the country also reported that sites discussing political dissent and human rights were also suddenly accessible. The editors of the sites linked the development to the February 25 release of the U.S. State Department’s “2008 Human Rights Report” on Ethiopia. The report accused the government of… Read more »

Ethiopia blocks opposition Web sites – watchdog

ADDIS ABABA, May 1 (Reuters) – An Internet watchdog on Tuesday accused Ethiopia of blocking scores of anti-government Web sites and millions of Weblogs in one of sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest cases of cyber-censorship. From Reuters