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Leading Egyptian opposition presidential candidate targeted by spyware

Posted on AllSides September 24th, 2023
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Security researchers, including from Google, believe the Egyptian government is behind the attacks. An opposition Egyptian presidential candidate was targeted with spyware a number of times in recent months, with Egyptian authorities likely behind the hacking attempts, security researchers say. Ahmed Altantawy said on Saturday he contacted internet watchdog Citizen Lab after receiving suspicious messages on his smartphone. The former Egyptian lawmaker said he suspected they were malicious and “inextricably linked to my political candidacy and my opposition role in the country against the Sisi regime”, referring to Egyptian President...

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