Whisteblower Says Israeli Intel Firm Hacked Nigerian President’s Emails
March 28, 2018 | Chris Wylie, the whistleblower of the Cambridge Analytica – Facebook data breach scandal told the British Parliament at a special parliamentary committee hearing Tuesday that private Israeli intelligence firm Black Cube hacked into private emails and medical records of Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari during that country’s 2015 election. Wylie said Cambridge Analytica and Canadian firm, Aggregate IQ, engaged Black Cube to harm Buhari’s campaign against his incumbent Goodluck Jonathan. Wylie also said UK’s Channel 4 has hidden camera footage of suspended Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix discussing the company’s involvement with Black Cube, but that they haven’t put the footage into public domain. Last week, it was reported that Cambridge Analytica used Israeli companies and former Israeli spies in some of its intelligence gathering, as revealed by CEO Nix in Channel 4’s secretly recorded conversation. Israeli hackers also reportedly offered Cambridge Analytica hacked emails of politicians in Nigeria and the Caribbean Island of St Kitts and Nevis who are now heads of state. Black Cube was previously connected to a number of controversial clients and hired by disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein to discredit and put an end to publication of stories that he sexually harassed and assaulted numerous women as well as intimidate some of his victims.