DNC Hackers Are Using Apple Mac Spyware Code From FBI Surveillance Vendor, Claims Ex-NSA Researcher

Earlier this week, malware said to belong to the Russian group behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee, known as APT28 or Fancy Bear, leaked online. Though novel both for its targeting of Apple Macs and iPhone backups, the surveillance tool’s real intrigue lies underneath the hood. According to Patrick Wardle, an ex-NSA staffer and head of research at bug hunting firm Synack, a significant chunk of the APT28 Mac spyware looks much like that shipped by Italian spyware vendor Hacking Team, which sold to both Russian and U.S. government agencies. Ex-NSA staffer is “100 per cent” sure Russia either borrowed or bought Hacking Team’s malicious code. …

Source: DNC Hackers Are Using Apple Mac Spyware Code From FBI Surveillance Vendor, Claims Ex-NSA Researcher

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