Hacking Team is an Italian company that sells intrusion and surveillance tools to governments and law enforcement agencies.
The lawful interception tools developed by this company have been linked to several cases of privacy invasion by researchers and the media.
Reporters Without Borders has listed the company on its Enemies of the Internet index due largely to Hacking Teams' business practices and their primary surveillance tool Da Vinci.
It isn't known who hacked Hacking Team; however, the attackers have published a Torrent file with 400GB of internal documents, source code, and email communications to the public at large.
Hacking Team has issued a news release about the data breach.
In addition, the attackers have taken to Twitter, defacing the Hacking Team account with a new logo, biography, and published messages with images of the compromised data. Read further on CSO Online....