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Italy's 'Hacking Team' spy Trojan targeting Android and iOS devices, researchers discover

John E Dunn | June 26, 2014
Italy's infamous and dubious hackers-for-hire Hacking Team (or HackingTeam) have set up a worldwide command and control network comprising several hundred servers and expanded into Android and iOS surveillance, a study by Kaspersky Lab and the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab has revealed.

A detailed breakdown of the findings is available on the University of Toronto website here and here.

Regardless off the legality and ethics of Hacking Team's business, security firms classify the Trojans as malware; Mac security firm Intego, for instance, uses the name OSX/Crisis for the DaVinci spyware.


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