The case of Artemis Seaford, a former META (Facebook) executive with dual Greek and American citizenship, who, as the New York Times reported, was simultaneously monitored by the Greek National Intelligence Service (NIS) and the illegal spying software Predator, marketed by Intellexa, is the latest and possibly the most striking proof that the two methods of surveillance originate from the same principals.
|This article appeared on inside story on the 24th of March 2023, in its original Greek version. Διαβάστε το παρόν άρθρο στην πρωτότυπη εκδοχή του στα ελληνικά ΕΔΩ.|
This particular victim is the third in a row, following the "patient zero" journalist Thanasis Koukakis and political leader and MEP Nikos Androulakis, who have been shown to have been a common target of both the NΙS and the spyware operators, with the government continuing to deny any official involvement with Predator. "I have categorically said both personally and as a government many, many times that anything related to illegal software has nothing to do with any official Greek authority," government spokesman Yannis Economou said on Monday, March 20, speaking on MEGA