Once again, Toni Khalife (Lal Nasher program) shed the light on a very controversial issue known as electronic hacking in Lebanon. Following his previous interview with Jad Ismael, Toni interviewed Said Ghezayel, a Lebanese hacker, who was able to hack Minister of Telecommunication Boutros Harb’s full data cellphone account and easily transfer money from account to another. Said contacted both Cell Phone companies in Lebanon telling them about their system bugs, but instead of fixing this issue, Said was legally sued.
The hack was seemingly intended to urge Cell phone companies to tighten their security measures and the motivation behind those interviews conducted by Toni Khalife were to raise the public awareness around the issue, and also put public pressure on Lebanese Cell phone companies to get this exploit fixed.
It is not understandable that our security and privacy are a secondary goal for Alfa and MTC companies.
Check full interview here.