Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs secret investigation reveals spyware export licenses
So far, the main protagonists in the so-called wiretapping scandal, also known as Predatorgate, is the Greek National Intelligence Service (EYP), directly under Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, two companies and three entrepreneurs.
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The first of the two companies in the spotlight is Intellexa, founded by Tal Dilian, an Israeli-born businessman and former commander of an elite Israeli military technology unit. Intellexa markets Predator spy software - which was proven to have been used against the same targets in Greece as those targeted by EYP, i.e. people who were also under state surveillance for "national security" reasons. The second company is Krikel, a company indirectly controlled by businessman Yannis Lavranos. Since 2018, Krikel has signed seven contracts with the Ministry of Citizen Protection, six of which were classified as confidential. Krikel also participated in the provision of the legal wiretapping system that EYP bought in 2020 from the Italian company RCS Labs. Krikel and Intellexa – as revealed by inside story – have been linked through banking