The leaked documents provide a list of "Hacking Team" customers and amounts paid for hacking services against dissidents, journalists, opposition leaders, criminals, and governments. There is also a list of hacking tools for sale and the operating systems and smart phone systems that are vulnerable.
|Screen capture from "The Hacking Team" promotional video.|
Hacking Team hacked, attackers claim 400GB in dumped data
By Steve Ragan
Specializing in surveillance technology, Hacking Team is now learning how it feels to have their internal matters exposed to the world, and privacy advocates are enjoying a bit of schadenfreude at their expense.
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Hacking Team is an Italian company that sells intrusion and surveillance tools to governments and law enforcement agencies.
The lawful interception tools developed by this company have been linked to several cases of privacy invasion by researchers and the media.
Reporters Without Borders has listed the company on its Enemies of the Internet index due largely to Hacking Teams' business practices and their primary surveillance tool Da Vinci.
It isn't known who hacked Hacking Team; however, the attackers have published a Torrent file with 400GB of internal documents, source code, and email communications to the public at large.