An Israeli Trojan Horse

A trojan in information security hardware/software is a backdoor that can be accessed remotely by parties who normally would not have access to the secure system.   Allegations of massive trojan spying have rocked the Israeli business community in recent years.  An AP article in 2005 noted, “Top Israeli blue chip companies…are suspected of using illicit surveillance software to steal information from their rivals and enemies.”  Over 40 companies have come under scrutiny.  “It is the largest cybercrime case in Israeli history,” Boaz Guttmann, a veteran cybercrimes investigator with the Israeli national police, tells me.  “Trojan horse espionage is part of the way of life of companies in Israel.  It’s a culture of spying.” >>>>>

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