A Company That Creates Software to Hack Into Other People’s Email and Web Sites has Itself Been Hacked

This is an ironic story. An Italian company called Hacking Team is known for the creation of surveillance solutions for government agencies and others. It’s customers include Barclays, the Egyptian MOD, the FBI, the Lebanon Army Forces and a multitude of intelligence agencies worldwide as well as the the governments of Italy, the US, Spain, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Luxembourg, Egypt, Oman, Panama, Turkey, the UAE, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Poland, Thailand, Denmark and Israel, among others. The Hacking Team was named by Reporters without Borders as an “enemy of the Internet.”

Now the Hacking Team has been hacked.

Over the weekend, hackers who remain unnamed posted a .torrent file linking to over 400GB of company data belonging to Hacking Team. Yes, that’s 400 GIGABYTES of company data is now visible to everyone on the Internet who cares to look.

Details may be found at http://www.zdnet.com/article/hacking-team-dnp/.

One thought on “A Company That Creates Software to Hack Into Other People’s Email and Web Sites has Itself Been Hacked

  1. What I find it interesting, in light of the hacking, Google and Mozilla pulled plug on Adobe flashplayer (That was the major hack access Adobe couldn’t fix in time.)

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