They had been working on an investigation into surveillance on journalists and human rights activists in a particular Middle Eastern nation, and had been in contact with sources the government was hostile to.One group of foreign correspondents, working on sensitive stories, were finding that their phone calls to some sources were automatically redirected.
The device is one of several spy tools manufactured by a Chinese company called Semptian, which has supplied the equipment to authoritarian governments in the Middle East and North Africa, according to two sources with knowledge of the company’s operations.
Before we go into details of how implementing RPA can help fast track Data Protection compliance, let us understand the current state of Data Protection and Privacy Laws in the Middle East, some of the challenges faced and the role of RPA.
The group today published a report documenting the phishing attacks, which have been targeting journalists and activists based in the Middle East and North Africa through the use of phony emails and login pages. The hackers created the phony process to both phish the victim's password and the special two-factor authentication code.