The US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has revealed on Thursday the full extent of the information stolen in the two data breaches it suffered in 2014.
The Adobe Flash zero-day (CVE-2015-5119) exploit found in the Hacking Team's leaked data has already been added to several exploit kits, but Trend Micro researchers have found evidence of it being used before the data was leaked.
Human rights and privacy activists and journalists are actively reviewing the data stolen in the Hacking Team breach.
Who hacked Hacking Team, the Milan-based company selling intrusion and surveillance software to governments, law enforcement agencies and (as it turns out) companies? A hacker who goes by "Phineas Fisher" claims it was him (her? them?): The hacker has also previously compromised UK-based Gamma International, another provider that sells their spying wares to governments, and which has also been named an "enemy of the Internet." Phineas Fisher says there will be more similar hacks in the future: In the meantime, Hacking Team is scrambling to minimize the damage this hack and data leak is doing to the company.
Hacking Team, the (in)famous Italian company that provides offensive intrusion and surveillance software to governments, intelligence and law enforcement agencies around the world, has been hacked.
Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.