ISRAEL - QuaDream’s Spyware Used Across the World

Arno Froese

Citizen Lab said in its report that it had been able to identify a handful of civil society victims whose iPhones had been hacked using surveillance software developed by the Israeli company, QuaDream Ltd—a lower-profile competitor to the Israeli spyware company NSO Group, which has been blacklisted by the US government over allegations of abuse.

In a statement, Microsoft Associate General Counsel Amy Hogan-Burney said that mercenary hacking groups like QuaDream “thrive in the shadows” and that publicly outing them was “essential to stopping this activity.”

Reuters reported in 2022 that QuaDream had previously developed a no-interaction-needed hacking tool similar to the programs deployed by NSO. Such hacking tools, known as “zero-click,” are particularly prized by cybercriminals, spies, and law enforcement because they can remotely compromise devices without an owner needing to open a malicious link or download a tainted attachment.

Unlike NSO, which regularly briefed journalists amid allegations of abuse, QuaDream has kept a lower profile. The company has no website touting its business and employees have been told to keep any reference to their employer off social media, Reuters has previously reported., 11 April 2023

Arno's Commentary

This hacking tool is “prized by cyber-criminals, spies, and law enforcement.” The article explains: “because they can remotely compromise devices without an owner needing to open a malicious link or download a tainted attachment.” Not very surprising that it originates in Israel. From other sources, we gather that Israel’s super success in identifying and subsequently eliminating terrorist threats before they can actually materialize will double due to AI.

Most of us do not realize the volume of information businesses and governments store in their respective databases on individuals and their movements.

Someone recently said: “Why does the (US) government require us to file a tax return? They already have all the information; even, if need be, the expenses we had for the deductions.”

Yes, we are in the end stages of the end times, where nothing remains hidden and everything is exposed—clearly an imitation of Luke 8:17: “For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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