An Israeli company tried to impress over 30 elections in the world for Customers through vandalism, hacking and spreading misinformation, undercover media said the investigation on Wednesday.
He. She adds to growth body of obscure evidence private companies across world You benefit from invasive hacking tools and the power of social media manipulation platforms public opinion.
The company was dubbed “Team Jorge” by investigating journalists who They posed as potential clients in for assembly information on methods and capabilities.
It is bosstel Hanan is a former Israeli special operating forces who splurge of The ability to control thousands of supposedly safe Telegram accounts of forged social media Profiles, as well as cultivation news reports say.
investigated out by a consortium of Journalists from 30 outlets, including the Guardian in Britain, the world in France, The Mirror in Germany and the country in Spain, under direction of Forbidden Stories is a non-profit based in France.
The methods and techniques described by Jorge’s team excite new challenges for big tech platforms,” The Guardian wrote.
“certificate of a global private market in Disinformation is aimed at elections also Alarm bells ringing for democracies about world. “
Hanan did not respond to the detailed questions, saying only, “I deny any wrongdoing.”
50-yearHe told three undercover reporters that his services were often called “black Processes ” in Industry was available For intelligence services and political campaigns and private comp.
“We are participating now in one election in Africa…we have team in Greece and a team in [the] Fly Emirates … [We have completed] 33 campaigned at the presidential level, 27 of The Guardian quoted him as saying.
Most of Campaigns were – two-thirds – in Africa claimed.
while showing it technology To reporters, it appeared that he had hacked into his Gmail inbox and Telegram account of political activists in Kenya days before the presidential elections there.
The Forbidden Stories named the targets as assistants to William Ruto, who I finish up Winning the August 2022 ballot.
Connected public Impact campaigns have been implemented out via a software The platform, known as Advanced Impact Media Solutions, which allegedly controlled nearly 40,000 social media Reports refer to profiles via Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
affection also He claimed that his company had prepared a report on The largest television in France news BFM channel about impact of Penalties against Russia on yacht industry in Monaco.
a senior Presenter on The channel, Rashid Mubaraki, 54, has been suspended from work and is being investigated.
Other similar companies have been named in media Reports or punishment by Western governments in Last few years over they role in Trying to influence the election and public opinion.
Notorious British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica – shut down Since then – allegedly used for development software Orienting voters toward Donald Trump in 2016 US presidential election.
the group Collection and exploitation of personal data of 87 million Facebook users have been given access by the platform leading To fines and major lawsuits.
On Tuesday, chief of Russian mercenary group Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, admitted it creating Notorious troll also Suspect of Intervenes in Western elections.
The St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency, endorsed by Washington and Brussels, did just that for Years associated with Prigozhin, a 61-year-old ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
after latest Revelation, possibly Israel also face Increase pressure to restrain in that it cutting-edge electronic software and technology sector highlighted in last media Investigation led forbidden stories in 2021.
highlighted how the powerful Israeli-made Pegasus spyware has been sold and used by electronic intelligence company NSO Group Technologies to governments against 50,000 at least people about the world.
some of Alleged targets have included human rights defenders and religious leaders, as well as politicians such as French President Emmanuel Macron.
Forbidden Stories is a collaborative platform set up in 2017 initiative of French documentary filmmaker Laurent Richard, with the support of Reporters Without Borders has gathered more from 30 different media who about world.
Germany to assess the Israeli company’s manipulation of Elections around the world
Germany looking at media Reports of an Israeli company manipulating the elections in over 30 countriesa government said the speaker on Wednesday.
“Firstly of Everything, I think I can say we are first Evaluate such reports to see what exactly it is about. All other questions will be answered afterward. we will first Clarify internally regarding how We will then respond, and may then be able to report back on “Publicly after that,” Stephen Hepstreet told reporters. in Berlin.
He stressed that Germany does not tolerate interference by a foreign country in election process of another country.
“We do not tolerate misinformation in Context of Elections, since the elections one of Center decisionMaking operations in Our democracy, especially disinformation from a foreign country, that is, the illegitimate influence of another country on “Germany,” Hepstreet said.
According to a international investigative teamthe Israeli company, using the codename “Team Jorge”, has rigged elections around the world for money.
former military It was reported that intelligence agents used a fake news And hacking methods to achieve its goals.
Reports are based on six hours of Secretly recorded conversations in which company boss Tel Hanan and his team Outline their services.
the team so far intervened in 33 national election campaigns and votesincluded in Reports from Kenya and Nigeria are suggested.
Tel Hanan can be heard saying in recordings made 27 of the missions It was successful.
to manipulate on social mediathe team developed It has its own platform called “Aims”, which can be used to create verified user accounts.
However, not all claims can be independently verified, the reports said.
According to the report, the company’s headquarters are located in Israeli city of Modi’in, which is located halfway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
the team controls an “army” of more More than 30,000 bots, profile on social media that are not supported real people reported the British daily newspaper The Guardian on Wednesday.
This was very clever designed And they are represented simultaneously on various Platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
According to the teamShe was also Able to hack Telegram and Gmail.
with the help of smear campaigns and stolen information and public Opinion was specifically affected, the report said.
Hanan earns between $400,000 and $600,000 a month for his services. The Israeli businessman denied any wrongdoing, according to the report added.