WiSpear was founded by Tal Dilian, former commander of the Israel Defense Forces Intelligence Force Special Operations Force. Currently, the car loaded with monitoring equipment costs between $3.5 million and $5 million. Tal Dilian claims that many buyers have expressed interest. This has also caused public concern.
The SpearHead 360 uses 24 antennas to establish a connection with the target device. The car has four different ways to force the phone to connect to a WiFi-based interceptor so that it can be monitored on the car.
According to Dilian, there are four different kinds of malicious software for each operating system to correspond to cracks, including Apple’s iOS device and Google’s Android device.
He also claims to have access to a series of undisclosed Android and iOS vulnerabilities (zero-day vulnerabilities) that the car can use not only to crack mobile devices but also to crack computer devices if the goal is to use Mac, Android and Windows tablets. Sitting in a coffee shop, these people’s devices may be infected.
When it comes to distance, Dilian said that although his team has successfully carried out a 1,000-meter attack, he told customers that it is best not to exceed 500 meters in the real world.
Since the release just this month, no orders for SpearHead 360 have been received so far. However, after talking with current customers, Dilian thinks that it will sell 2 to 4 units by the end of this year. This company once sold the world’s largest range of WiFi monitoring tools last year, up to 1 km.
But not everyone needs such a spy car. Drew Potter, the founder of security company Red Mesa, said he would not recommend it to law enforcement clients because it was too expensive.
Porter thinks the car is too prominent for true secret surveillance: “And only a few police departments could even think about affording this here in the States, which is a good thing for the privacy concerned.”
Even WiSpear cannot fully grasp the data coming out of the monitor because the spyware came from four different suppliers. Dilian did not name the partners, but he stated that any malware maker could join, including NSO. The NSO is known for selling aggressive offensive hacking technology to the global government.
There are hundreds of the most advanced spy agencies in the world. These companies are mainly spies. These monitoring activities are obviously beneficial to spies because they can make money. But globally, these technologies should be used to monitor criminal activities, not for business people and journalists. Ordinary people don’t have to worry too much, because the goal of eavesdropping on millions of dollars is not ordinary people.