Ethiopia is spying on Oromo opposition members using Israeli commercial spyware — Quartz

Ethiopia’s government has been doubling down on its efforts to surveil its critics, bringing the long arm of the state into the foreground and its resolve to sabotage opposition figures and media... Read more »

Ethiopian Dissidents Targeted with New Commercial Spyware – Report

This report describes how Ethiopian dissidents in the US, UK, and other countries were targeted with emails containing sophisticated commercial spyware posing as Adobe Flash updates and PDF plugins. Targets include a... Read more »

Facing dissent from abroad, Ethiopia turns to spyware

Researchers and a lawyer who spoke to AFP say Ethiopia has ramped up the use of computer spyware As soon as Ethiopian opposition activist Henok Gabisa read the email, he knew something... Read more »

Ethiopia targets activists with Israeli spyware: Report | Ethiopia News

The government of Ethiopia has “apparently” employed spyware purchased from an Israeli defence contractor to spy on independent journalists and dissidents living outside of the country, a recent report has revealed. Israel’s... Read more »

Ethiopia Targeted Dissidents, Journalists With International Spyware Attacks 

WASHINGTON —  Since 2016, the Ethiopian government has targeted dissidents and journalists in nearly two dozen countries with spyware provided by an Israeli software company, according to a new report from Citizen... Read more »

Ethiopia Deployed Israeli-Made Spyware Against Dissidents

Anti-Malware , Data Breach , Technology New Report Raises Concern About Sale of Commercial Spyware to Governments Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • December 7, 2017     Source: Citizen Lab Ethiopian dissidents living... Read more »

Israeli Firm’s Spyware Used Against Ethiopian Dissidents: Canadian Group – U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report Israeli Firm’s Spyware Used Against Ethiopian Dissidents: Canadian GroupU.S. News & World ReportFILE PHOTO: Logo of Israeli defence electronics firm Elbit Systems is seen at their offices... Read more »

Ethiopian Espionage Shows Commercial Spyware Is Out of Control

Throughout 2016 and 2017, individuals in Canada, United States, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom, and numerous other countries began to receive suspicious emails. It wasn’t just common spam. These people were chosen. WIRED... Read more »

Is Ethiopia’s Digital War Worth it?

With the most recent ethnic clashes in the Somali region, Ethiopia has now entered another crisis. According to government reports, 50 people have been killed and 50,000 displaced by violence that erupted last... Read more »

Africa: How U.S. Surveillance Helps Repressive Regimes – the Ethiopia Case

By Felix Horne (Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa) Recent stories from Edward Snowden’s disclosures show how the US government’s involvement with Ethiopia presents a case study in enabling repressive regimes to carry... Read more »