Ethiopian political refugee living in London alleges he was victim of ‘unprecedented example of espionage on British soil’

The Independent
Source – The Independent

(The Independent) The National Crime Agency has been asked to investigate the alleged use of computer software to spy on an Ethiopian political refugee living in London in an unprecedented example of espionage on British soil.

The charity Privacy International has made a criminal complaint to the agency’s National Cyber Crime Unit following the detection of the surveillance software FinSpy on a computer belonging to Tadesse Kersmo, who fled to Britain from Ethiopia in 2009.

FinSpy, a “Trojan” programme which was developed and produced by the British-German company Gamma International, allows a remote user to gain full access to a targeted computer and even to turn on functions such as microphones and cameras to record the computer’s owner without their knowledge.Read more on The Independent …

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