Facebook Aka Meta Bans Seven Spy-For-Hire Entities

Meta published a report on the 16th of December, named “Threat Report on the Surveillance-for-Hire Industry”, where it announced that it banned six alleged entities and a Chinese law enforcement supplier that provided services on surveillance-for-hire targeting 50 K people. The report comes as a result of a long investigation, emphasizing what measures were taken against these entities and what are the attack phases related to them Meta discovered.

Meta declared that:

The global surveillance-for-hire industry targets people across the internet to collect intelligence, manipulate them into revealing information and compromise their devices and accounts. While cyber mercenaries often claim that their services and surveillanceware are intended to focus on criminals and terrorists, our investigation found they in fact regularly targeted journalists, dissidents, critics of authoritarian regimes, families of opposition and human rights activists around the world. These companies are part of a sprawling industry that provides intrusive software tools and surveillance services indiscriminately to any customer — regardless of who they target or the human rights abuses they might enable.

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What Were the Seven Banned Entities?

The report stated that seven entities were banned along with providing some details about them.

Cobwebs Technologies

Meta informed that it removed

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