Chahid El Hafed, July 7, 2015 (SPS) .- Morocco seems to have used Hacking Team computer remote controle softwares to spy UN Sercretariat activities on the question of Western Sahara.
According to confidential documents, Morocco is the third largest customer and has disbursed over 3 million euros to Hacking Team. Of this amount, 1,19M euros for the DST, 1.93M euros for the CSDN (Supreme Council of National Defense, chaired by Mohammed VI).
The revelation comes from 400 gigabytes of information withdrawn from the company website Hacking Team and published Sunday by anonymous hackers.
The Milanese company sells spyware for hundreds of thousands of euros to countries and security services that ignore the virtual ethics and which Morocco is party.
Several confidential documents of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the UN (DPKO) subtilized by Moroccan services have been revealed by the hacker who acts under the pseudonym of Chris Coleman. Other documents seem to emanate from other services dependent on the UN Secretariat General. Among those documents, the report of meetings of the UN Secretary General with Algerian Foreign Minister, Ramtan Lamamra and with the Chadian President Idriss Déby.
According to informations provided by Google, Morocco had installed three monitoring points. In Rabat, with massive controle tools of the French company Amesys (Bull-France). In Casablanca and Tangier, with offensive security tools of Hacking Team and Vupen (France) respectively.
According to Reporters Without Borders, Hacking Team spyware has been found on the offices computers of moroccan information site Mamfakinch, a few days after this media received the Breaking Borders Award 2012 by Global Voices and Google. A malware was deployed via a Word document, claiming it contain important confidential information. SPS