Apr 152015
 
 April 15, 2015  Business, Surveillance

From Privacy International:

Investigations by Privacy International in co-operation with VICE Motherboard, reveal that Hacking Team has sold its Remote Control System to the US Drug Enforcement Agency and US military via a front company based in the US.

The investigation, published today in a new Privacy International briefing paper, catalogues what is known about Hacking Team’s intrusive spyware that can remotely switch on the microphone on mobile phones, activate webcams, as well as modify and/or extract data from the computer or phone itself. Whether the export was corrected assessed and approved remains unclear, and Privacy International will be writing to the relevant Italian authorities to seek answers on these key questions.

Read more on Privacy International.