We may not have learned anything about the foreign ministry’s investigation into the illegal surveillance software Predator spyware, which was sold by the Greek company Intellexa to Madagascar and Sudan (invoking confidentiality), but as the saying goes, “God loves the sinner, but loves the Saint too”.

As reported by VIMAtodotis column in To Vima weekly, a scientific study by experts (it doesn’t get any more specialized) on malicious software revealed that the Predator software was also sold to… Ghana. In other words, there was an export by the Greek company.

The research was conducted by the British Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Its title is “Mapping the Supply of Surveillance Technologies to Africa,” and it also examined the case of the African country of Ghana.

Why Ghana?

Perhaps because Ghana has a good democratic regime compared to its neighboring countries, but in recent years, there have been allegations from journalists that they are being illegally surveilled, notes the same source.

In the study, experts identified traces of six different commercial spyware in the country, including Predator, the origin of which they “mapped” to the Greek company Intellexa.

Previous reports at the time suggested that besides Madagascar and Sudan, there was another, third African country that had not been revealed. Well, now it has been revealed to be Ghana.

But there are even more developments: Recently, Amnesty International discovered Intellexa’s software in Indonesia, raising questions about whether this export was also authorized by the Greek authorities.