The former CEO of the company, Tal Dilian (Photo: Reuters)
Greek police raided the Athens offices of an Israeli spy company on Tuesday, according to local media reports.
The police raided the offices of Intellexa, an Israeli-owned company, and five other companies in Athens, the Kathimerini website reported.
Raids were also carried out in the homes of the company's CEOs.
Greece has been in turmoil in recent months after the disclosure of a political scandal related to the Predator software. A local investigative journalist revealed this year that his phone was tapped using the software, which was later found to have tracked the opposition parties in Greece.
An intercontinental investigation, of which Haaretz newspaper was a part, revealed a network of companies linked to Tal Dilian, a former officer and the former commander of a secret intelligence division, which acquired a variety of monitoring technologies and established a foothold for the European Union in Greece and Cyprus. It was also revealed that a jet plane linked to Dilian carried advanced spy technologies from the EU for a Sudanese militia.
c Last week it was reported in the "New York Times" that Greece granted Intellexa licenses to export its Predator software to Madagascar.
On Sunday, a Greek newspaper called Documento revealed a folder revealing that dozens of serving ministers, military officers, businessmen and media were under the software's surveillance.
Intellexa is owned by the commander of the secret intelligence division, Division 81. Unlike NSO, the company is not supervised by Israeli authorities.
The first lawsuit against Intellexa was filed in Greece in October and calls for a criminal investigation into the company.
Journalist Thanasis Koukakis filed the lawsuit with the Athens Prosecutor's Office.
She accuses the company and its staff of a series of criminal offenses, including violating privacy and communication laws.