POLICE ARREST WORKERS OF ISRAELI CYBER GROUP ABILITY ON SUSPICION THEY VIOLATED DEFENCE EXPORT LAW

Haaretz in Israel on 15th September reported that a number of suspects associated with 2 of the cyber group’s subsidiaries are facing charges of fraud, smuggling and money laundering.  However, a court imposed a gag order on the identity of the suspects and many of the details of the investigation.  The subsidiaries of Ability Inc under suspicion are Ability Computer & Software Industries and Ability Security Systems.  Earlier this year it was reported that subsidiaries of the group had broken the law by marketing and exporting eavesdropping and geolocation systems without an export licence and the Defense Ministry suspended the subsidiaries from the registry of defence export companies and their export licences.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/.premium-workers-of-cyber-group-ability-arrested-on-suspicion-of-breaching-defense-export-law-1.7843577

https://www.jpost.com/Jpost-Tech/Two-Israeli-security-tech-firms-investigated-on-suspicion-of-fraud-601704

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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