Treasury Department Sanctions Greek Spyware Vendor

The department states that the Intellexa Consortium was used against U.S. public officials.

This week, the Department of the Treasury imposed seven sanctions against the Greek-based spyware vendor Intellexa, making a “first-of-its-kind” step to curb spyware head-on. President Biden’s administration found that the company’s spyware technology was regularly used to target journalists, dissidents, and U.S. officials.

The Treasury Department stated, “Once a device is infected by the Predator spyware, the spyware can be leveraged for a variety of information stealing and surveillance capabilities—this includes the unauthorized extraction of data, geolocation tracking, and access to a variety of applications and personal information on the compromised device.”

Greece has few cybersecurity laws, which allows Intellexa to operate as a legal entity.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Under Secretary Brian Nelson as he heads the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.
  • For Secretary Yellen to receive God’s direction as she oversees the Treasury Department.
  • For U.S. officials as they determine how and on which entities to impose sanctions.

Sources: Reuters, Treasury Department


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