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Behind the curtain of the Hacking Team hack

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 7, 2015.

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    RSS New Member Member

    The world watched on as Hacking Team was publicly stripped and flogged—virtually at least—over the last couple days. My colleague Steve Ragan covered the unfolding events in exquisite detail and today the dust continues to settle as we sift through the 400GB of leaked data and find the salacious, juicy tidbits.

    It does seem like Hacking Team has some explaining to do regarding its client list. The leaked data lists a number of oppressive nations as customers despite Hacking Team’s very vocal claims that it does not do business with such governments. Aside from the obvious discrepancy between Hacking Team’s assertions and the list of clients leaked from this hack, though, is there really anything to “hang” Hacking Team for?

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