As reported by Documento, a Greek newspaper, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been involved in spying on dozens of individuals, his targets of the alleged wiretapping were made up of potential political rivals, journalists, and businessmen.
The full list of targets is thought to have included more than 30 politicians which consist of current high-profile members of the cabinet as well as the likes of the former Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and the head of the SYRIZA parliamentary group Christos Spirtzis.
Former Conservative Party leader and leading Russia critic Iain Duncan Smith said: “This is what we’re up against. Russia does this all the time.”
This poses the question as to how secure our personal data really is and emphasises the importance of the services which QCC offers, such as Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM) and Mobile phone Forensics, all of which are conducted to government level standards.
Documento also added that Illegal software known as Predator was allegedly used in collaboration with technology employed by Greece’s state intelligence agency EYP.
Incidents like these are becoming increasingly more common even with high-profile individuals and so begs the question, if these high-profile individuals are susceptible to eavesdropping attacks, then how safe really is our own personal information? QCC provides services that can not only identify all potential eavesdropping attacks but can also permanently install live monitoring systems to then help protect against any future attacks.
The Greek government has denied using the illegal surveillance software, although has admitted to the use of state intelligence to monitor Mr Androulakis, the reason for the monitoring however has not been disclosed.