Investigation outs Dark Caracal, the high-tech spying network for hire to governments

An investigation by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and security firm Lookout have uncovered Dark Caracal, a highly advanced spying platform sucking huge amounts of data from mobiles and desktops around the world.

Dark Caracal [PDF] appears to be run out of the Lebanon General Directorate of General Security (GDGS) in Beirut and has slurped hundreds of gigabytes of information, primary from mobile phones and also desktops. It shares infrastructure with a similar state-sponsored surveillance campaign, Operation Manul, which the EFF claims was being run by the Kazak government last year.

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