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American Police Caught Buying Spyware from Insidious Hacker Group — To Use on You

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by poncho, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    A powerful hacking company that sells malware and infectious spying software exclusively to governments has itself been hacked. It’s been revealed that the client list includes some of the most repressive regimes in the world, along with several US government agencies.

    Hacking Team is based in Milan, Italy and specializes in software that “…allows users to take remote control of suspects’ computers, recording their calls, emails, keystrokes and even activating their cameras.”

    Of course the company advertises this as a tool for “fighting crime” when in reality it is used to spy on anyone the client government considers a dissident. Hacking Team is one of five companies designated as “Corporate Enemies of the Internet” in a 2013 report from Reporters Without Borders, describing them as “digital era mercenaries.”


    Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/am...e-insidious-hacker-group/#5yKv5H81rVu4sO3F.99
     
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