Hacking Team claims terrorists can now use its tools
Hacking Team has warned that a devastating data breach it suffered will allow its spying tools to be used by criminals and terrorists.
The Milan-based security company, which develops surveillance tools for mostly government clients, saw more than 400GB of internal data released on Sunday, including emails, clients lists, financial information and source code.
“Terrorists, extortionists and others can deploy this technology at will if they have the technical ability to do so,” wrote Hacking Team spokesman Eric Rabe in a news release on Wednesday. “We believe this is an extremely dangerous situation.”