Inside a Multinational Cyber Weapons Deal That Went Bust

An Italian bodyguard who was supposed to help close the deal is still stranded -- and kept hostage -- in West Africa.

As cyber spying gets ever more sophisticated, world governments are rushing to get equipped with the most cutting-edge technology. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology's Jordan Robertson and Aki Ito take you into the heart of a multi-million dollar deal to help the Mauritanian government spy on its own people. But the deal goes south, and opens up a rare glimpse into the shadowy world of the global cyber weapons industry.

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