Undercover agents target cybersecurity watchdog CItizen Lab for exposing details in Jamal Khashoggi’s case

January 28, 2019 in News by RBN Staff

Pogo Was Right

Raphael Satter of AP reports:

The researchers who reported that Israeli software was used to spy on Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s inner circle before his gruesome death are being targeted in turn by international undercover operatives, The Associated Press has found.

Twice in the past two months, men masquerading as socially conscious investors have lured members of the Citizen Lab internet watchdog group to meetings at luxury hotels to quiz them for hours about their work exposing Israeli surveillance and the details of their personal lives. In both cases, the researchers believe they were secretly recorded.

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert described the stunts as “a new low.”

Read more on Seattle Times.