Hacking Team Spyware Leaked.
If you don’t know, on July 6th hackers hacked into “Hacking Teams” server a contractor who sold spying tools to law enforcement and the government. Hacking Team says that the leak could be major and if gone into the wrong hands can cause serious problems. The source codes that got leaked are on github
Terrorists, extortionists and others can deploy this technology at will if they have the technical ability to do so. We believe this is an extremely dangerous situation. HackingTeam is evaluating if it is possible to mitigate the danger.
Whoever exploited Hacking Team also took over the company’s Twitter account, and made several jokes about open sourcing its code, which is effectively what’s happened. The Hacking Team data dump released tools for compromising Android phones, Windows desktops, and other computers into the wild in a way that both benevolent and malevolent hackers can continue to improve on them.
As of Wednesday, the HackedTeam account on GitHub had 1,400 followers and certain programs had been “forked,” or copied by programmers intending to improve on them, more than 100 times.