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.


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