Last year, a hacker who only went by the name “PhineasFisher” hacked the controversial surveillance tech company Gamma International, a British-German surveillance company that sells the spyware software FinFisher. He then went on to leak more than 40GB of internal data from the company, which has been long criticized for selling to repressive governments.
Once Again (he or she) has breached another major player of the surveillance, and hacking industries plaguing the world today. Be sure to watch the short promotional video for this company at the bottom of this post. (1m33sec)
The controversial Italian surveillance company Hacking Team, which sells spyware to governments all around the world, including agencies in Ethiopia, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, as well as the US Drug Enforcement Administration, has been seriously hacked.
* Someone has made 400GB of client files, contracts, financial documents, and internal emails, some as recent as 2015, publicly available for download in full below…..;)
The repository location included signing keys and core components of spying utilities for different operating systems (Linux, iOS, OS X, Windows, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian).
Hacking Team’s business is pretty much over.
Magnet download link available in comment section of this page
Here are the big players in this industry of oppressive surveillance
Hacking Team describes its lawful interception products as “offensive technology” and has been called into question over deliveries to Morocco and the United Arab Emirates. The company’s “Remote Control System,” called DaVinci, is able, it says, to break encryption on emails, files and Internet telephony protocols…. Read More
American Company Blue Coat, specialized in online security, is best known for its Internet censorship equipment. This equipment also allows for the supervision of journalists, netizens and their sources. Its censorship devices use Deep Packet Inspection, a technology employed by many western Internet Service Providers to manage network traffic and suppress unwanted connections…. Read More
Trovicor is one of the largest providers of lawful interception equipment worldwide, claiming to equip more than 100 countries. The company has been questioned, in particular during a hearing before the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights in 2010, with respect to engagement in Iran, but also in Bahrain and Syria, where torture and imprisonment of journalists and dissidents occurs on a regular basis, helped by Western technology.
Amesys sold its EAGLE spyware to Libya while Muammar Gaddafi was still in power. It was used to spy on journalists and human rights activists there. As a result, the company is now being sued in France by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) for complicity in torture. The lawsuit is still pending…. Read More
Gamma International offers advanced spyware, which has repeatedly been discovered in countries who mistreat journalists, like Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. The Finfisher Technology sold by Gamma International is able to read encrypted files, emails and listen in to voice over IP calls. Among the targeted was Ala’a Shehabi, a journalist, university lecturer and activist from Bahrain, now living in London…. Read More
Get an even more in-depth view of this information in this link below
They’ve been selling RCS, exploit kits and more shady darkweb tools exclusively to governments, and have done some pretty shady deals – including selling to Sudan who are basically committing genocide and Saudi Arabia. Reports Without Borders lists them as an enemy of the Internet
We’re publishing in full, for the first time, manuals explaining the prominent commercial implant software “Remote Control System,” manufactured by the Italian company Hacking Team. Despite FBI director James Comey’s dire warnings about the impact of widespread data scrambling — “criminals and terrorists would like nothing more,” he declared — Hacking Team explicitly promises on its website that its software can “defeat encryption.”
To sum things up its, an Era of the digital mercenaries!
Hacking Team Commercial: Galileo RCS “the hacking suite for governmental interception”