Targeting of Ethiopian dissidents
Date of report
  • December 2017
A threat actor targeted Ethiopian dissidents for the purpose of espionage, using commercially available spyware sold by Cyberbit, an Israel-based company. Cyberbit is also believed to have tried to sell its spyware to law enforcement and national security organizations in the Philippines, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Zambia.
Suspected victims
  • Ethiopian dissidents
Suspected state sponsor
  • Ethiopia
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown