EU Lawmakers Will Check Cyprus Ties to Greek Spy Scandal

September 6, 2022

BRUSSELS – A European Parliament committee investigating the use of spyware will come to Cyprus to see if there are links to a surveillance scandal in Greece that included phone tapping of a rival politician and financial journalist.

While the panel was established to look into the use of Pegasus spyware by an Israeli company in the bloc, it was Predator spyware from a North Macedonia company used in Greece.

Cytrox, the company that developed the Predator spyware, has a Cyprus link because an Israeli ex-intelligence officer, Tal Dilian, who had a surveillance company on the island, acquired Cytrox in 2018 and has offices in Athens.

His former WS Wispear Systems now renamed Passitoria Ltd – was implicated in operating a spy van on the island in 2019, noted The Cyprus Mail in a report on the potential ties to Greece.


On Thursday, February 22, the members and escorts of the teenage soccer team of Eleftheria Pancyprian of New York, who are currently being hosted in Cyprus, were guided through the Presidential Palace.

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