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Former Hacking Team developer reportedly in contact with a terrorist group

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    An individual who did work for Hacking Team was in contact with hackers working for a terrorist organization, and disgruntled employees—who deny the charge—were planning to sell an antidote to the spyware vendor’s surveillance software, an Italian newspaper reported Friday.

    A general in the Italian foreign intelligence service (AISE), identified as “G” in internal emails published by WikiLeaks three weeks ago, told Hacking Team CEO David Vincenzetti that “an ex-collaborator of Hacking Team is working with foreign hackers who collaborate with terrorist organizations,” according to Il Fatto Quotidiano.

    Hacking Team, a Milan-based company that sold surveillance software to law enforcement agencies around the world and was criticized for helping oppressive regimes crack down on their political opponents, suffered a disastrous security breach at the beginning of July, with 400 GB of confidential information eventually dumped online.

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