Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has kicked out cyber-mercenaries of six suspected spies, as well as a mysterious Chinese legal provider. They blamed the agencies for jointly targeting about 50,000 people for surveillance.
In a report (PDF) entitled “Threat Report on the Surveillance-for-Hire Industry” released on Thursday, Meta said that following months-long investigation, it had removed 1,500 fake accounts related to spy agency identification, collusion, and / or exploitation of victims. .
In addition, Meta has shared its findings with other platforms and security researchers, issued withdrawal warnings to six groups, and has begun targeting targeted individuals in more than 100 countries.
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