If the government really wanted to unravel the activities of the country's eavesdropping center, its main lead would be the money flow. But it doesn't appear to be what it wanted. As the saying goes, "money talks", and in the case of the illegal wiretapping center –the existence of which was confirmed by the prime minister himself– it says more than those involved and those who are untouched by the issue would possibly like.
On the contrary, an attempt is made to present the companies Krikel and Intellexa as two unrelated entities: that is, the official supplier of the state, and the company that markets and installs the illegal mobile phone interception software - which was used in the case of Thanasis Koukakis and dozens of other politicians, journalists and other public figures in Greece – and still has not effectively been disturbed by any institutional body.
However, the reality is different.
|This article appeared in inside story on the 14th of November 2022, in its original Greek version. Διαβάστε το παρόν άρθρο στην πρωτότυπη εκδοχή του στα ελληνικά ΕΔΩ.|
The direct line joining Krikel and Intellexa
More specifically, Intellexa, of