A new type of mercenary spyware came on the radar called Predator. It’ll infect a mobile phone, and then suck up all the data from it. Contacts, text messages, location, and more. This malware is being sold to intelligence agencies around the world.
In this episode we hear from Crofton Black at Lighthouse Reports who spent 6 months with a team of journalists researching this story.
We also hear from Bill Marczak and John Scott-Railton from Citizen Lab.
If you want to hear about other mercenary spyware, check out episodes 99 and 100, about NSO group and Pegasus. To hear another episode about Greece check out episode 64 called Athens Shadow Games.
Team Xecutor was a group involved with making and selling modchips for video game systems. They often made mods that allowed the video game system to rip games or play pirated games. It was a crowd favorite in the modding scene. Until it all fell apart. The story of what happened to Team Xecutor must be heard to believe.
This episode features Gary Bowser.