When hackers get hacked: Hacking Team falls prey to hack attack.
July 6, 2015
An Italian cybersecurity firm was hacked on a grand scale late on Sunday evening. While the full extent of the hack is not yet known, the company has seen over 400 gigabytes of company information shared online over the weekend.
The Milan-based company, ironically named Hacking Team, sells intrusion and surveillance tools to governments and law enforcement agencies around the world. The company is best known for developing the surveillance software Remote Control System (also known as RCS or daVinci).
The hack is alleged to have released internal company documents, email correspondence, personal passwords of employees and clients, and the underlying and the source code for some company products. The company also found its Twitter account hijacked today, publishing a link to the hacked file on BitTorrent, along with messages containing images of the compromised data.