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Bruce Schneier: "Hacking Team is a Dangerous Company"

The American security guru fears that the diffusion of the software could be used by criminal groups

  • Stefania Maurizi
  • L'Espresso
  • July 29, 2015

This interview also appeared in Italian.

You wrote in your blog: “I don’t think the company is going to survive”. However, at least in Italy and in the US Hacking Team has powerful sponsors…Will they survive?
«It remains to be seen. We know from the leaked documents that they have sold their products to the most repressive governments in the world…and overcharged them whenever possible. We know that they secretly put spyware and remote-control capabilities into the software they sold, allowing them back-door access without the knowledge of the governments they sold to. We know that they try to shield their activities from the UN in any way they can. We know, because of how completely and severely they were penetrated, that their own network security was pretty bad. They’ve already told all of their customers to stop using their software because it is no longer safe for them to do so. Hacking Team might have enough money in their bank accounts to stay around for a while, but do you think anyone will do business with them ever again?»…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.