EYP: Ministers’ phones open to snooping

The phone conversations of ministers through familiar communication apps are not secure, according to a warning issued by the National Intelligence Service (EYP) to government and top state officials.

Person behind bugged phones still a mystery

More than 15 months after the Data Protection Authority started an investigation on the bugged cellphones of public officials and other individuals, it is still not yet clear who sent some of the spyware-infected messages.

Kasselakis criticizes PM’s remarks about ADAE chief

The leader of Greece’s leftist opposition has criticized Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for his remarks concerning the head of the Hellenic Authority for Communications Security and Privacy (ADAE), Christos Rammos, who is currently investigating the wiretapping scandal.

Court to discuss challenge of wiretapping regulation

Greece’s Council of State will discuss on Friday a petition by PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis requesting that a government regulation forbidding the independent authority responsible for privacy from informing those who have been previously monitored by the National Intelligence Service be declared unconstitutional.

Single phone number linked to 11 people monitored by illegal spyware

Eleven people whose phones were infected with illegal spyware Predator received a message from the same phone number, according to a report by Mega channel on Wednesday, in new revelations pertaining to the ongoing judicial investigation into Greece’s spyware scandal.

Privacy chief criticizes gov’t

The head of the Hellenic Authority for Communications Security and Privacy (ADAE), Christos Rammos, was strongly critical of the handling by the government and the former prosecutor of the Supreme Court, Isidoros Dogiakos, of the wiretapping case in his remarks on Thursday at the European Parliament’s spyware debate.

Prosecutors removed from probe had asked ADAE to cross-check spying orders

The two public prosecutors investigating Greece’s wiretapping scandal who were taken off the case on Monday had asked the independent authority responsible for privacy, ADAE, to check whether the 92 people targeted by illegal spyware Predator had also been surveilled by the country’s intelligence service, EYP.

PASOK leader in no doubt of PM’s knowledge of wiretap

PASOK-KINAL leader Nikos Androulakis said on Thursday he believes Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis knew about the wiretaps on his phone by the National intelligence Agency (EYP) and the efforts to infect it with the illegal spyware Predator. 

PASOK leader Androulakis says PM knows why he was spied on 

PASOK-KINAl leader Nikos Androulakis said on Thursday that the Greek prime minister’s admission during a television debate that he does not constitute a threat to the country’s security indicates that he knows why he was really wiretapped by intelligence agency EYP.

EU lawmakers warn of Hungary, Poland spyware abuses

European Union lawmakers investigating the use of Pegasus spyware against opposition politicians and journalists on Tuesday raised deep concern about abuses in Hungary and Poland and lamented a lack of cooperation with their inquiry.