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

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  1. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    https://netzpolitik.org/2014/gamma-...-source-code-of-government-malware-published/

    A remarkable part from their brochure:
    "FinSpy PC proven in action
    Internet cafes
    A government was trying to reduce the crime rate in its poorest metropolitan area. FinSpy PC was
    installed on several computer systems inside Internet cafes in this region in order to monitor them
    for suspicious activity, especially international VoIP communication. Using the webcam, pictures of
    the targets were taken while they were using the system. "
    Doesn't really sound legal to me, they don't know who they're going to spy on and there's not even an important reason like 'national security' or whatever.

    Still bypassing most AV's:
    hxxps://netzpolitik.org/wp-upload/Anti-Virus-Results-FinSpy-PC-4.51.xlsm
     
  2. noone_particular

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    If true, this is poetic justice at its finest.
     
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    https://www.privacyinternational.org/blog/six-things-we-know-from-the-latest-finfisher-documents
     
  5. lotuseclat79

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    You Can Get Hacked Just By Watching This Cat Video on YouTube.

     
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  7. siljaline

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    Wikipedia has some useful info on FinFisher.
     
  8. CloneRanger

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    LOL ! Hackers get Hacked, i'm Very pleased.

    FinFisher et al is/are easy to block. I tested it on here before & it's toast on my comp !
     
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    @CloneRanger ; could you please point me to some instructions on how to test a system against the FinFisher malware?
     
  10. Dogbiscuit

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    From the FinFisher Internal Newsletter, July 2011:
    http://www.propublica.org/documents...-newsletter-jul-2011.html#document/p5/a170859
     
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  12. CloneRanger

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    @ sysfu

    Do a search on here for my FF thread. Also i have an Anti EXE/SYS etc & Anti Keylogging etc HIPS App installed. These are a BIG help in preventing such nasties etc getting installed and/or running !
     
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    WikiLeaks posts 'weaponized malware' for all to download
    http://www.zdnet.com/astonishingly-...nized-malware-for-all-to-download-7000033716/
     
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    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/09/statement-use-finfisher-members-freedom-online-coalition
     
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    https://www.privacyinternational.or...nal-complaint-on-behalf-of-bahraini-activists

     
  18. warpro

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    Just in case anyone wants to have a look :)

    https://netzpolitik.org/wp-upload/finfisher.torrent
     
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  20. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Despite the large hack, lots of countries using FinFisher:

    Pay No Attention to the Server Behind the Proxy: Mapping FinFisher’s Continuing Proliferation
    https://citizenlab.org/2015/10/mapping-finfishers-continuing-proliferation/
     
  21. Minimalist

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    The number of Governments using the FinFisher Spyware is increased
    http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/41169/hacking/finfisher-spyware-new-customers.html
     
  22. subhrobhandari

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    Even Bangladesh, I wasn't aware they could afford that.
     
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