The Hacking Team fallout: Who can governments really trust?




In July 2015, Hacking Team (HT), a well-known cyber surveillance firm, was itself the victim of a cyber attack, losing over 400GB of confidential data that included source code, internal documents and sensitive emails. Found among the data – which was subsequently dumped online for all to see – were details of the company’s customers, a list that included a number of government bodies and law enforcement agencies. Customers included the FBI, DEA, and police forces from Austra...
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