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Hacking Team leak highlights Citizen Lab research

Media coverage: Fast Company, NPR, VICE Motherboard, CSO Online, Washington Post, The Intercept, Threatpost, The Associated Press, The Hamilton Spectator, The Toronto Star.Hacking Team, a Milan-based developer of “offensive security” technology that markets its products to governments and law enforcement agencies around the world, was significantly compromis
Publish At:2015-08-06 20:15 | Read:3498 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bill Marczak Claudio Guarnieri In the Media John Scott-Railt

Don’t Be Fodder for China’s ‘Great Cannon’

China has been actively diverting unencrypted Web traffic destined for its top online search service — Baidu.com — so that some visitors from outside of the country were unwittingly enlisted in a novel and unsettling series of denial-of-service attacks aimed at sidelining sites that distribute anti-censorship tools, according to research released
Publish At:2015-04-10 16:30 | Read:4676 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Bill Marczak Ciitizen Lab GitHub greatfire

China’s Great Cannon

This post describes our analysis of China’s “Great Cannon,” our term for an attack tool that we identify as separate from, but co-located with, the Great Firewall of China. The first known usage of the Great Cannon is in the recent large-scale novel DDoS attack on both GitHub and servers used by GreatFire.org.Authors: Bill Marczak1,2,3 (Lead), Nicholas Weave
Publish At:2015-04-10 09:40 | Read:21354 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bill Marczak John Scott-Railton Reports and Briefings China

Hacking Team Reloaded? US-Based Ethiopian Journalists Again Targeted with Spyware

Authors: Bill Marczak, John Scott-Railton, and Sarah McKuneSummaryOn February 12, 2014, Citizen Lab published a report1 documenting how journalists at the Ethiopian Satellite Television Service (ESAT) were targeted by a governmental attacker in December 2013, with what appeared to be Hacking Team’s Remote Control System (RCS) spyware.This report details the
Publish At:2015-03-09 08:35 | Read:14753 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bill Marczak John Scott-Railton Reports and Briefings Sarah

The Verge article features FinFisher research

An article by The Verge on the persecution of Bahraini activists Moosa Abd-Ali Ali, Jaffar Al Hasabi, and Saeed Al-Shehabi featured the Citizen Lab’s extensive analysis into FinFisher, a line of remote intrusion and surveillance software developed by Munich-based Gamma International GmbH, conducted by Senior Security Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire and
Publish At:2015-01-22 21:00 | Read:4080 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bill Marczak In the Media Morgan Marquis-Boire FinFisher Pri


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