Oct 102011
 
 October 10, 2011  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Cornelius Rahn and Brian Parkin report:

The German government is using spying software that violates the country’s constitutional law because it contains functions beyond the interception of Internet-based communication, a hacker organization said.

The malware, once installed on a target computer, can receive software and remotely execute it, the Chaos Computer Club said. It can also be used to control hardware such as microphones and cameras for room surveillance as well as upload falsified evidence to the target hard drive, said Hamburg-based CCC, which called itselfEurope’s largest hacker group.

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