In a striking example, researchers from the Citizen Lab discovered that Egyptian operators were “simultaneously” using Pegasus and Predator spyware to hack the phone of opposition politician Ayman Nour.
Egypt: 6 intelligence officers resign after warning of people’s anger
Six senior Egyptian intelligence officers resigned yesterday after they were said to have warned the country’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of prevailing anger among citizens across the country.
National Security Agency intervenes to block candidates from running in labor elections
“Mr. Karam, please stay away from the union for the next four years. This is not your time; the state is going through difficult circumstances. Choose someone else to run,” a National Security Agency officer instructed Karam Abdel Halim, who relayed the conversation to Mada Masr.
Egypt’s role in Gaza: More than a mediator
Tensions have once again escalated between Hamas and Israel over the past two weeks. Israel’s raids in occupied East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound sparked the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel, and Israel hit the besieged Gaza Strip with air raids, raising fears of a new war.
General Intelligence Service gains permission to establish companies after unanimous vote in House
Egypt’s General Intelligence Service (GIS) is to be granted a sanctioned space in the national economy after lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation that was read out to them in session.
General Intelligence HQ part of Egypt’s legal areas of detention
The Egyptian Ministry of Interior on Tuesday decided to consider the headquarters of the General Intelligence Service in the New Administrative Capital as one of the places legally authorised to detain suspects in intelligence cases.
Israel denies reports that President Sisi’s son visited Tel Aviv
The Israeli government denied allegations that Mahmoud al-Sisi, son of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, visited Tel Aviv.
Italian judge calls on government to seek answers from Egypt in Regeni murder case
An Italian judge has asked the country’s government to intervene in the trial of four Egyptian security officers accused in the kidnapping and murder of PhD student Giulio Regeni in 2016, the Italian ANSA news agency reported.
US accuses New York man of tracking opponents of Egypt’s Sisi
Authorities in the United States have arrested an Egyptian-American man from New York on allegations that he unlawfully worked at the behest of the Egyptian government to track the “political opponents” of the country’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
A former Egyptian presidential candidate fears for his life after cyberattacks
The leader of Ghad El-Thawra party and former Egyptian presidential candidate Ayman Nour fears for his life after his phone was hacked by two different groups.