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.
Pertaining to a member of the Citizen Lab community.
Canadians should demand more from government in reigning in electronic spying and cyber-policing. But we should also, as citizens, subscribers, and users, demand more from our internet and telecommunication service providers.
Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert spoke about the security challenges governments face in the digital environment.
A top secret document leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden and obtained by CBC News shows that “Canada’s electronic spy agency, the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), used information from the free internet service at a major Canadian airport to track the wireless devices of thousands of ordinary airline passengers for days after they left the terminal.”
February 9, 2014
Director Ron Deibert was interviewed in The Province ahead of his talk at the University of British Columbia.
Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert was interviewed ahead of his lecture at the University of British Columbia’s Cecil Green Park House.
February 6, 2014
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