Foreign Media Calls 9 Indonesian Officials Targeted for Israeli Spying, One of them is Coordinating Minister Airlangga

TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA – A number of senior Indonesian officials both in the government and the military are said to have been targets of surveillance spy Israel last year.

Israel is reportedly spying on these senior officials via software spy.

Quoted from The Strait Times, Friday (30/9/2022), based on sources there are nine people who are close to this problem.

The software was created by an Israeli surveillance firm to spy on the nine Indonesian officials.

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The surveillance targets include the Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto who is also the General Chair of the Golkar Party.

There are also two military officials, two regional diplomats, as well as advisers to the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The six officials and advisers targeted said they received an electronic message from Apple in November 2021.

The message said that Apple believed the officials to be the target of a state-sponsored attack.

Apple did not disclose the identity or number of targeted users.

Apple and security researchers have revealed that the targeted recipients used ForcedEntry, a sophisticated software commonly used by the NSO Group, a cyber surveillance company. Israelto help the body spy stranger controls iPhone remotely and unseen.

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