Jun 242014
 
 June 24, 2014  Featured News, Govt, Surveillance

Raphael Satter of Associated Press reports:

Law enforcement agencies across the globe are taking a page out of the hacker’s handbook, using targets’ own phones and computers to spy on them with methods traditionally associated with cybercriminals, two computer security groups said Tuesday.

Drawing on a cache of leaked documents and months of forensic work, two reports about the private Italian firm Hacking Team expose a global network of malicious software implants operated by police and spy agencies in dozens of countries.

Read more on Yahoo!

The reports, Morgan Marquis-Boire, John Scott-Railton, Claudio Guarnieri, and Katie Kleemola, can be found on CitizenLab, and they’re detailed.

  • In Part 1, we analyze a newly discovered Android implant that we attribute to Hacking Team and highlight the political subtext of the bait content and attack context.
  • In Part 2, we expose the functionality and architecture of Hacking Team’s Remote Control System (RCS) and operator tradecraft in never-before published detail.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for the link.

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