Hacking Team delivered software in Russia




Hacking Team did business with Russia and possibly with the FSB. This is clear from internal emails that are held by Wikileaks. An employee of the Italian security request confirmed that the spy software delivered to the Russians.

The FSB, or Federal Naja sloezjba bezopasnosti Rossijskoj Federatsii, the Russian security service, and in fact, the direct successor to the KGB. The FSB according to research from Ars Technica ties with Advanced Monitoring, where Hacking Team resulted in the spying software.

From e-mails that are held by Wikileaks shows the Hacking Team did business with Advanced Monitoring. In other mail contact confirms an employee of the security company requested the business relationship; there was direct contact from Italy with the Russians, so is there. At the time of the recent attack was Russia as Hacking Team, moreover, no longer a customer.

The contact between Hacking and Team Russia at least two reasons remarkable. Firstly, it seems to be here to prove that the company’s services are also provided to governments that do not appear to be so closely with human rights. This was already suspected, but was not yet confirmed. In addition, the Italians may have done business with Russia, while as a sanction was banned after the conflict in Crimea.

Hacking Team was last week hit by an attack that the necessary consequences had . Since then, almost daily news trickling in about the controversial company. So Friday was still known Hacking Team had an app in the Play Store posing as a news app, but which actually served as an input for a backdoor.


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