Hacked surveillance company struggles to regain control

Hacking Team
Controversial Italian security firm Hacking Team was hacked itself on Sunday and 400GB of its data was made public. Since then, its attempts at damage control have, ironically, just led to more damage. Christian Pozzi, Hacking Team’s CEO, woke up on Monday to find his personal account details had been leaked. He then threatened security researchers for discussing his poorly chosen passwords on Twitter. Subsequently, Pozzi’s Twitter account was hacked and shut down. Motherboard reports that Hacking Team asked its customers to shut down operations using its software. What’s interesting is that a leaked file documenting a ‘crisis procedure’ indicated that the company could…

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