German spy company dealing with rootkits hacked. Can you smell the irony?



  • https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/08/07/leaked-files-german-spy-company-helped-bahrain-track-arab-spring-protesters/
    http://np.reddit.com/r/Anarchism/comments/2cjlop/gamma_international_leaked/
    [German language] https://netzpolitik.org/2014/gamma-finfisher-twitter-account-veroeffentlicht-interne-dokumente-ueber-weltweit-eingesetzten-staatstrojaner/

    TL;DR:
    -Germany has an ‘Arab Spring’ protest that either is or was going on.
    -As the government was having trouble crushing these protesters by themselves, they turned to a spy company.
    -Said spy company (hereafter named SpyHead to be easier to read) happens to be based in the same area, so privacy was easier to maintain.
    -SpyHead provides Germany with a copy of the software
    -Germany immediately starts attacking major protesters with this software, one of the methods used to email a cd claiming it’s a sex tape
    -Thanks to user idiocy, these protesters get FinFisher’d and Germany now knows where they live, what they do, where they browse etc.
    -It gets out of hand, SpyHead’s software starts showing up in the US and UK. Remember, nobody but Germany, SpyHead, and SpyHead’s customers (if they’re smart) knows about this at the moment.
    -A hacker gets bored of this spy company staying locked-lip save for an accusation they replied to.
    -Hacker attacks, get into a small vulnerable section of network; SpyHead turns out to be distributing full blown zombie clients to form botnets, similar to Sub7. Customers get the reins.
    -SpyHead knows… some of their shit, hacker is unable to get to the servers where the botnets work. However, a somewhat unnamed copy of software is found. It’s possible it’s the server, it’s much more possible it’s the client.
    -Hacker is now trying to raise public awareness, as the copy of the software is encrypted, but with very old encryption.
    -If the software gets broken, the hacker plans to grab the C&C server IPs, alert the victims, then turn the servers on themselves.

    And yes, this is as short as I could put it.



  • https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/08/07/leaked-files-german-spy-company-helped-bahrain-track-arab-spring-protesters/
    http://np.reddit.com/r/Anarchism/comments/2cjlop/gamma_international_leaked/
    [German language] https://netzpolitik.org/2014/gamma-finfisher-twitter-account-veroeffentlicht-interne-dokumente-ueber-weltweit-eingesetzten-staatstrojaner/

    TL;DR:
    -Germany has an ‘Arab Spring’ protest that either is or was going on.
    -As the government was having trouble crushing these protesters by themselves, they turned to a spy company.
    -Said spy company (hereafter named SpyHead to be easier to read) happens to be based in the same area, so privacy was easier to maintain.
    -SpyHead provides Germany with a copy of the software
    -Germany immediately starts attacking major protesters with this software, one of the methods used to email a cd claiming it’s a sex tape
    -Thanks to user idiocy, these protesters get FinFisher’d and Germany now knows where they live, what they do, where they browse etc.
    -It gets out of hand, SpyHead’s software starts showing up in the US and UK. Remember, nobody but Germany, SpyHead, and SpyHead’s customers (if they’re smart) knows about this at the moment.
    -A hacker gets bored of this spy company staying locked-lip save for an accusation they replied to.
    -Hacker attacks, get into a small vulnerable section of network; SpyHead turns out to be distributing full blown zombie clients to form botnets, similar to Sub7. Customers get the reins.
    -SpyHead knows… some of their shit, hacker is unable to get to the servers where the botnets work. However, a somewhat unnamed copy of software is found. It’s possible it’s the server, it’s much more possible it’s the client.
    -Hacker is now trying to raise public awareness, as the copy of the software is encrypted, but with very old encryption.
    -If the software gets broken, the hacker plans to grab the C&C server IPs, alert the victims, then turn the servers on themselves.

    And yes, this is as short as I could put it.



  • Something’s just occurred to me!!

    I don’t know what irony smells like…



  • sulphur


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    @Elite:

    Something’s just occurred to me!!

    I don’t know what irony smells like…

    Iron-y.


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