“Tax showed interest in software Hacking Team ‘




An employee of the tax authorities may have shown interest in surveillance software Hacking Team, which can be used to infect PCs and smartphones with malware. It is not clear whether the Tax malware actually bought.

In two e-mails to an employee of the Tax write sellers of Hacking Team on the ‘interest’ which had shown the Tax employee in the software of the surveillance company. This involves software that can be used to infect PCs and smartphones with malware, so that documents the equipment can be captured. The mails were sent after a meeting between Hacking Team and the tax on the Milipol exhibition in Paris, which is aimed at tracing services.

The e-mails are found in approximately 400 gigabytes of internal documents and files that an attacker with Hacking Team has captured, to then distribute them via BitTorrent. WikiLeaks is part of the searchable documents now made ​​.

There are no e-mails indicate that the Administration has taken the hacking software. A spokesman for the Tax denies that there are things done between the tax authorities and Hacking Team. “There is talk between Hacking Team and the tax authorities,” the spokesman confirmed.

Possibly it is a member of the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service, which falls under the Tax and tax fraud must detect. The FIOD, like the police powers of investigation department. According to ICT lawyer Arnoud Engelfriet it is not clear whether the FIOD malware should install. “There is no legal basis to be able to hack remote computers,” he says. “But according to the minister simply should.” However, there is legislation in the works to capture those powers in the law.

Earlier, it appeared that the police showed interest in the software Hacking Team. Last Monday, the police and would Hacking Team gather for a demonstration of surveillance software. The Dutch secret service AIVD, which focuses on targets abroad, is also a customer of Hacking Team, it appears from internal e-mails.

The Hacking Team data revealed that the company also provides surveillance software to governments in countries like Saudi Arabia, Egypt and South Sudan, the governments generally fast and loose with civil rights. The US Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Italian security company for its business practices on a list of “enemies of the Internet ‘stand.

Update, 12:45: Reaction Tax added.

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