Thursday, August 7, 2014

Gamma FinFisher hacked: 40 GB of internal documents and source code of government malware published

"Try before you buy! One free license key for the first taker!"
“Try before you buy! One free license key for the first taker!”

A hacker claims to have hacked a network of the surveillance technology company Gamma International and has published 40 gigabytes of internal data. A Twitter account has published release notes, price lists – and source code. Malware researchers and human rights activists welcome the publication, Gamma itself refuses to comment.

This is an english adaption of two German articles. Thanks to Anna and Kilian for their help on the translation. 

Yesterday, we reported that the Twitter account @GammaGroupPR is publishing internal documents of the offensive computer intrusion product suite FinFisher/FinSpy, developed by Gamma and marketed and sold to state actors around the world. A post on reddit with the same username claims:

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