Meta Suspends Thousands of Accounts Linked With ‘Cyber Mercenaries’
Facebook parent company, Meta has clamped down on Over 1,500 accounts linked to “cyber mercenary” companies.
These Cyber mercenary companies were accused of spying on activists.
The Facebook and Instagram accounts were linked to seven firms allegedly involved in digital snooping.
Several of these firms are based or founded in Israel, which is a leading player in the cyber-surveillance industry.
Meta would also send warning messages to about 50,000 people it believes may have been targeted in over 100 nations by firms that include several based or founded in Israel, which is a leading player in the cyber-surveillance industry.
“The surveillance-for-hire industry… looks like indiscriminate targeting on behalf of the highest bidder,” Nathaniel Gleicher, head of security policy at Facebook, told a press briefing.
The leading social media network said it deleted accounts tied to Cobwebs Technologies, Cognyte, Black Cube and Bluehawk CI — all of which were based or founded in Israel.