Newspaper revealed “Daily twenty“American, new scandalous details of the Emirates and its rulers, which relate to the help of an Emirati sheikh. With Israeli spies to obtain classified information.
Emirates spy scandal and serious intelligence information
The American newspaper said that agents of an Israeli intelligence company who disguised themselves as journalists infiltrated a channel. American Fox News in an attempt to collect information on a case against a member of the royal family in the Emirates.
According to the newspaper, the Israeli intelligence company has forged two personalities, one of whom is a Fox News researcher. The other is a journalist for the Italian newspaper, La Stampa.
The newspaper stated that the two Prime Time Zone contacted the individuals who filed a lawsuit against the Emir of Ras Al Khaimah, the Sheikh. Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi.
The aim of this operation, according to the newspaper, is to seek to uncover information about the amount of information that it knows. The lawsuit owners are on behalf of the defendant, the Emirati Prince.
Disclosure of the implementing agency
The American newspaper was able to obtain information about the two Prime Time Zone, and with the help of Facebook, it linked them. And between an Israeli company called Bluehawk C., which did not respond to the American newspaper’s inquiries about the matter.
But the report indicated that its founder is the Israeli Guy Clisman, “a former Israeli military intelligence officer.”
It claims to provide its services in cybersecurity and is proud of a team of “graduates of special units in society.” Israeli intelligence ”.
In the calls revealed by the American newspaper, the company’s clients are shown trying to collect related information. Emirati internal affairs.
The report described an impersonator as “a journalist and researcher for Fox News in New York, conducting research on the situation in the UAE.
The messages were sent from a seemingly credible AMN email.
The report added that the impersonated characters were “based on the stolen identity of a real young woman, who looks like a spy.” Age and appearance. ”
He continued, “She was already working at Fox. Even the phone number the fake journalist used led to a number. American Network ”.
The impersonators first contacted Usama Al-Omari, a US citizen who had previously served as CEO of the Free Trade Zone. In Ras Al Khaimah and filed a lawsuit against the emirate in 2016. Because of what he described as a lump sum owed to him as part of his contract.
In February 2020, “Samantha” sent an email to Al-Omari, introducing herself as a “FOX journalist and researcher”. News in New York ”. She was interested in writing about “numerous cases of immigration and detention in the UAE.
Samantha’s English sounded clumsy (she wrote that she was “doing research about the situation in the Emirates”).
But it looked as if she communicated through a legitimate Fox News email address. She was aware of Al-Omari’s case.
So he welcomed her outreach, believing it could attract some press attention to his dispute with the Ras al-Khaimah leadership.
According to the newspaper, Al-Omari enjoyed a career in Ras al-Khaimah, where he worked alongside the sheikh. Faisal bin Saqr Al Qasimi.
However, in the court papers, Al-Omari said that he found himself “stuck in a family dispute and a power contest.” When Faisal’s father, Saqr, the former ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, died, Faisal’s brother Saud assumed the throne.
In the lawsuit he filed in 2016, Al-Omari claimed that after he had removed Faisal from the leadership of the free trade zone. Unjustly expelled from the organization.
According to the lawsuit, he continues to be persecuted in the Ras Al Khaimah Rulers’ Court, in absentia, without following due legal procedures.
Al-Omari claimed that his conviction in Ras al-Khaimah in 2015 on charges of embezzlement was a false, politically motivated charge.
Samantha was aware of Al-Omari’s legal battle, and in a Skype interview with him, she expected sympathy. She said in English. Elaborate and tightly worded: “I really want to unveil my wrongdoing on all sides. That I can really find. as you know”. Hiding behind Fox’s logo, she pushed him to seek information. About his “knowledge of allegations found in three lawsuits” against Ras al-Khaimah and the parties involved. According to the lawsuit Al-Omari filed in March 2020.
But Samantha’s unjustified disappearance raised many questions for Al-Omari, only to find out later that the email address. The Fox News private Samantha used is fake and has nothing to do with the network, phone number listed. At the bottom of her email is Fox News’ general customer support line.
Sovereign Wealth Fund
In the same way, a Facebook user pretending to be an Italian journalist approached Khater Massad, a Lebanese-Swiss citizen. He worked as head of the Sovereign Wealth Fund in Ras Al Khaimah until his departure in 2012.
In 2015, a court in Ras Al Khaimah convicted Massad in absentia of embezzlement from the Ras Al Khaimah Authority and accused him of stealing millions from the organization.
However, Massad claimed that the charges against him were null and politically motivated, as a result of Ras al-Khaimah deeming him an ally of Faisal. And in opposition to the current government of the emirate.
The fake Italian journalist contacted Massad via a message on Facebook, requesting a discussion of his relationship with the Ras al-Khaimah government. Massad was not involved in the attempt.
The newspaper turns out that the curious Italian reporter was a fraudster linked to Bluehawk CI, as was Samantha.
Communicate with a lawyer
In a separate incident, a fake philanthropist contacted Radha Stirling, the attorney who represented Omari and Massad in cases related to Ras Al Khaimah.
Unlike the two fake reporters linked to Bluehawk CI, it is not clear who was responsible for the attempt, as there is insufficient evidence to attribute it to any particular actor.
But the incident, which included a crude attempt to hack the attorney’s phone, shows the extent to which some appear to be prepared. For him to obtain information about the lawsuits filed against Ras Al Khaimah.
Last year, Justin Dutro appeared in the Stirling mailbox and introduced herself as an aide to a wealthy philanthropist. Hinting that she might be interested in financing Stirling’s work in cases related to Ras Al-Khaimah.
However, Sterling was skeptical from the start.
“They were very careful that I gave them information about the players,” Sterling told the Daily Beast. Who you are in contact with. Within the various lawsuits related to Ras Al Khaimah ”.
Princess come on
Sterling also said: “They wanted to know if I had been in contact with Princess Haya and if I could introduce them to Mrs. Shackleton. Haya bint Al Hussein, a lawyer, the ruler of Dubai Mohamed Ben Rached“.
According to Stirling, “Justin wanted to know specifically about Princess Haya’s personal assistant,” and whether she still worked for the princess. And whether Stirling can help give an introduction to the princess and her entourage.
During the conversations, Justin used the lure of money as bait to gain Stirling’s confidence. She offered a stirling trip. On a private plane to Morocco. To meet her employer, and asked her to send an invoice for payment.
Then the conversation took an even more dangerous turn when Justin sent two apps to Sterling called “PaymentsApp” and “CapitalControl” via WhatsApp.
She explained that the two apps would allow her to monitor billionaire payments to her company and facilitate future payments.
“This program is a virus,” said John Scott Railton, senior researcher at the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto. For remote access. Built on the “Publicly Available Metasploit” framework, a cybersecurity website that produces a range of malware available to researchers.
The malware sent to Stirling, he explained, “is not complicated at all, but if it works it will be a method. Effective to observe someone. ”
But hackers accidentally sent malware designed for Android to an iPhone, where it wasn’t working.
Stirling, who is an American, British and Australian citizen, says she is determined to find out who was behind the attempt to penetrate her.
The two victims, Al-Omari and Massad, said they claim to have filed a complaint with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.